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It wasn’t so much the
demise of the science
of numbers
the meshes of fractions
symbols, therums and

It was the way
nothing could reduce
or end in a definitive
moment, a period, or

No quantitative term
could hold the worth
of any one person
thing, want, or

It was the way the
need to number
died; the way
computers stopped

Even language as
a math, or math
as a language
became unwritten

eventually unread


– December 15, 2000


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