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('Writing is the geometry of the soul.')
                                            – Plato
A soul does not have
a hypotenuse
though there are, of course,
conflicting views.

Plato, for instance,
said geometry
had something to do
with poetry.

I haven’t a clue
what he meant by that –
he usually spoke
right off the bat.

I guess he’s saying
if the angle’s right
it will all add up.
If not, rewrite.