July 2013

Cyan Orr

I say discrete

______________and you conjure
shadowy tete-a-tetes in unremark
able cafes with sheltered
booths, whispered sibilants
from untraceable sources, the drift
of orange-gold leaves in a melancholy
twilight, a kiss
tasting of pinot noir, rich
with raspberries and honey.

But I’m simply positing
soldier sets of numbers arrayed
on an endless punctuated line, correctly
distant and detached
whose boundaries
are well-defined by their topo-
logical metric—a conceptualization
I can never seem
to make you see even though

we are bridged
by fiber optics and the curious
corpus callosum of technology—text
and skype—interfaced,
in touch, like two open sets
adjacent, but discrete.

Cyan has a B.A. in Psychology and Math, an M.A. in Counseling and has her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Ashland University. She currently teaches Mathematics and Psychology at Gill St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone, New Jersey. She and her husband live nearby in Lebanon Township, New Jersey.


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