One day, a mathematician
Came up with an explanation
And the proof for the prediction
Of prime number distribution
Through infinity forever,
And then no one had to figure
Whether a number would prove prime,
Not ever. Unfurling carpets
Of numbers unrolled glowing primes
Predictable as wallpaper.
And then? Some other puzzlement
Found itself newly important,
Once primes were nakedly defined.
Prediction knows no peace of mind.