Monday, January 8, 2018

Counting by Ones

A digital child
Can be taught to read a clock,
Counting the minutes by fives.

If the minute hand
Points to five, then that’s five fives:
Twenty-five. Now let’s move on.

Everything starts from zero.
Multiplication is just
Adding the same to zero
Just so many times.

And in time you’ll find
You learned the algorithm
But forgot the weird:
Each pile together is one.

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