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Never could draw a straight line
or find pattern in design.
Thought all proportion
a percentile fluke,
life’s circumference
got me spooked.
When others zagged,
I squirmed and juked,
but when our opposite
auras combined,
all of life’s irregular shapes
soul symmetry defined.

© khartless 2021, All Rights Reserved

Written to prompt at dVerse Poets Quadrille #131: 44 words including the word ‘juke’,

Hannah Fry author of The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation shares the odds of finding your soul mate and compares how game theory reveals the best strategy for picking up a stranger in a bar. Fry even shares an equation that explains the conversation patterns of lasting relationships. She attempts to decode the complex dynamics of romance and expose the breathtaking beauty of math itself.


  1. Perfect response to the prompt. That aside, the concept of patterns, and maths vs blind luck has always fascinated me. Such odd and random pieces that make my life seem beyond happenstance.

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