Ananta Madhavan

Platonics - Poem by Ananta Madhavan

The methods of the academician,
Proper to his transparent subjects,
Display opacities proudly,
Not unlike the dainty surgery reserved
For dead fish at dinner.

These patient skills may yet
Build utopian symmetries,
Where men are orderly functions,
Like a+b = c-d.

I doubt it, though,
It would be dystopia,
Where we don't exist
As you and I.

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Topic(s) of this poem: abstract

Poet's Notes about The Poem

In youth I read about Utopian thinking and
how some idealistic futures we imagine may
turn dystopian.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 3, 2015

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