Thoughts on City of
Haiku, The True Slab, and Globalization
I browsed the shelves years back to find
A study of shapes called topology stands
between Geometry and Trigonometry.
Topology stands as Trigonometry's prerequisite.
Topology prepares us to determine cubic measure
in a coffee cup with a handle.
Topology prepares students to determine
cubic measure in
a Triangular Slab with Rounded Corners.
Without the blessing of Topology,
Master Plan can only call it
A pig walked along toward slaughter
who inspired a wealth of pig animal literature.
A swine fell over a cliff in the New Testament
filled with devils from mad humans.
There was a Pork Chop Hill
from the Korean War.
There was a Leg O' Mutton Sleeve -
the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Tragic Fire.
But this triangular slab of cement
with rounded corners
is, in the Mobility Master Plan
a street barrier.
After that moment browsing I put the book
called Topology back on the shelf.
Vivid thoughts of Trigonometry
pulsed through soul, heart, and brain.
The Other White Meat. The British usage
of French for Animals served on the plate.
My boomer development, split-level,
high school out on
My two university diplomas.
Out of the great sky
came like a recollection
A Little Snowflake
5. ONION PIG - THE TRUE SLAB
Our true slab is local history.
When grandmother and grandfather were young,
A Stadium woodshop project
was a chopping board shaped like a pig.
Because one reserved this
for chopping onions, it was
always referred to as The Onion Pig.
The Master Plan can require all
irregular slabs with rounded corners
to truly be shaped like a real pig
in memory of the Onion Pig -
and all Woodshop Projects.
Our newly invested reality - post-ethnic,
a feature of Globalization:
If we Are Globalized and Post-Ethnic,
will not this Pork Chop be chopped
up into little meat features
in some cuisine that can in no way resemble
Frontier Steak House of our imagination,
Frontier Steak House of the Wild West.
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