I think I got it.

I think I’ve finally figured out

why the only thing that matters

is the numbers.

 

I’ve finally figured out

the numbers don’t have faces

or souls,

that the numbers can’t speak out

or speak up,

that they are easy to twist

and change

or make lies easier to believe.

 

I’ve finally figured out

that numbers can’t lose a home

or a life’s savings,

that numbers are oblivious

and obsequious,

that numbers neither raise questions

nor objections

 

I’ve finally figured out

that numbers don’t celebrate birthdays

or take the family out to ballgames,

that numbers only scratch the surface

and offer shadow

but no substance.

 

think I’ve finally figured out

why the only thing that matters

is the numbers,

(and I don’t think I like it

one damned bit).

 

 

  1. Keller
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