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The admirable number pi three point one four

The admirable number pi
three point one four one.
All the following digits are also just a start
five nine two because it never ends.
It can""t be grasped six five three five at a glance
eight nine by calculation
seven nine through imagination
or even three two three eight in jest or by comparison
four six to anything
two six four three in the world.
The longest snake on earth ends at thirty odd feet.
Same goes for fairy tale snakes though they make it a little longer.
The caravan of digits that is pi
does not stop at the edge of the page
but runs off the table and into the air
over the wall a leaf a bird""s nest the clouds straight into the sky
through all the bloatedness and bottomlessness.
Oh how short all but mouse like is the comet""s tail!
How frail is a ray of starlight bending in any old space!
Meanwhile two three fifteen three hundred nineteen
my phone number your shirt size
the year nineteen hundred and seventy three sixth floor
number of inhabitants sixty five cents
hip measurement two fingers a charade and a code
in which we find how blithe the trostle sings!
and please remain calm
and heaven and earth shall pass away
but not pi that won""t happen
it still has an okay five
and quite a fine eight
and all but final seven
prodding and prodding a plodding eternity
to last..

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