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A NUMBER - Anuradha Bhattacharyya (India)




-         Anuradha Bhattacharyya (India)


I have tried to live

Without numbers.

Ten comes from our fingers,

A dozen from the hours,

Two comes from halves and

Everything in opposites;

I tried to live without numbers

But never could make it.

The routine comes to square meals,

The fare comes to equals,

The pests come in multitudes,

The remedy is scarce.

I tried to do away with numbers

But ended up with a zero.