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Zeno
   By Don Emigh


Zeno is hooray still
Back there. That's his toga
You see, not Aristotle's or Plato's.
And it doesn't matter that
Mr. Peirce called him silly
And theoretically speaking
Took a couple of shots at him.
And who cares that
Mr. Russell said
Aw hell
Finite endings to infinite series
Explains it easy.
That almost got him.
But no, that's Zeno still Zeno
Back there
Pacing soft summer breezes along
And listen you
Can hear his old sandals
Chunk
Chunk
Chunking
Way up here in the twenty-first century.

 

 

 

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