The Problem

Ivan Jenson's art has taken him around the world and across varied media. His acclaimed pop art has garnered him attention in the advertising and art world circles. Ivan's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Word Riot, Zygote in My Coffee, Camroc Press Review, Word Catalyst Magazine, Poetry Super Highway, Alternative Reel Poets Corner, and Hidden City Quarterly. He writes novels and poetry in Grand Rapids MI and you can learn more about him by visiting his web site. This poem explores the problem when 1+1+1=disaster. Math sometimes looks a lot simpler than it is.

The Problem
By Ivan Jenson

You plus
divided by her
and multiplied
by meddling friends
to the power of New York City
good times and bad times
and squared
in this studio apartment
now knows
not the answer


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  • 12/28/2009 11:02 AM Kay Middleton wrote:
    Great work, you made the reader read the words "Time Square" even though they do not appear in that order. I admire that skill. Kudos!
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