### Prime Numbers (for M.R.P., the poetryman)

everything is divisible

as we grow up, and threadbare

mistaking weak seams for durability

heavy sighs collapse the card house

but not in number theory

where certain ordinates are

invincible

they cannot be divided

even though ordinary men

still pick fights

over the primality of "1"

demonstrating that every one

has a primal instinct

to shoot their own reflection

there just may be salvation

in prime numbers

the mathematician's decoder ring

as sexy as Salome's seventh veil

unlocking Herod's secrets

and a bard in Arkansas

who leaves the restaurant

with Mamet on the table

to start a revolution with a keystroke

and reassures me

that the power of one lies not in its division,

but in its multiplication

## 8 Comments:

Wow. What a great number! :>)

Honored my freind. Humbled and honored.

Glad you like it!

My gift to you.

One may be the loneliest number but it is at least indivisible.

Another wonderful work.

Ya know there is this worldly understanding that math is a universal language. Personally, I think we are pompous.

Thank you Ozy. So you're one of those who thinks one is indivisible!!! I don't know why I was shocked to find this was an actual issue in the corridors of CalTech.

More evi of our pompousness. Though I do have a favorite prime number "3". b/c well, "a cord of 3 is not easily severed" and "it is, it is, it's a magic number..." ('member School House Rocks!?! Blind Melons did a great cover of it too)

Fabulous!What a

smartpoem of truth.Why thank you your majesty! You do give delicious praises!

An interesting thing about prime numbers is that they remain prime in any base.... I don't know, thought for the day perhaps?

Hmmm, another one. I used to tutor high school math...while my easel was tucked in the corner.

those divisibility rules helped so many students...

Primo prime poem!

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