4

fundamental forces pull matter
shifting it through states
like phases of moon
or seasons of year

the double helix language
constructs legs for creatures
the wings for dragonflies
the limbs for people

in this square room
walls are cardinal directions
legs for a table
wheels for a car

for years of university
learn elements of antiquity
bow violin strings while
quadding in the quad

use this lucky clover
choosing suit of cards
your heart chambers pumping
drain the humors dry

faces of Rushmore watching
all your grandparents waiting
follow noble truths for
men on horses ride

3.

quarks of protons
& primary colors
paint in trinities

my forehead eye
sees Cerberus guarding
visible space dimensions

the classic rule
of children’s stories
trilogies & wishes

the blind mice
the little pigs
& the musketeers

paper rock scissors
on my tricycle
traffic lights change

yardstick folds into
a triangle with
one foot sides

2.

breathe in protons of helium
through nostrils into my lungs

my glasses on my eyes
my hands in mittens or gloves

my legs in my pants
my feet in my socks & in my shoes too

I eat with chopsticks
I fight with nun chucks

or cut you into halves
with my antlers

morse code enters my ears
into both hemispheres

angels & birds have wings
a gift of turtle doves to you

the couple is shopping for earrings
the duo is playing duets

the twins are riding a bike
the parents are flipping a coin

there are kidneys
there are breasts