and in the darkness bind them
this i vow. i believe in the power of symbolic-objects-carefully-defined. in the power of “math”, in other words. and the holiest-of-all-math-holies i swear i will keep most sacred.
oh, equal sign! great in perfection!
none are like thee in the power to reveal!
no not “continuity” nor “magnitude”…
nor even “quantity”… nay, *nothingness*!…
not even “infinity”…
how are we to speak
how are we to write
how are we to think…
& who’ll understand *any* parable
that won’t understand that there
even *are* any parables…
it depends what the meaning of “is” is.
otherwise, fuck it. what is *wrong*
with these undergraduates? happy christmas.
and a very new year.