Mathematical Truths

Mathematical truth: a perfect right angle
cannot exist in the physical world.

How do the mathematicians
go on with their lives,
knowing these things?

How can they survive,
understanding that infinity
is equal to infinity-minus-one?

Didn’t the floor beneath you,
just now, become
awfully precarious?

Jessy Randall

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