You Are Right Poem By Cathryn Essinger

You Are Right Poem By Cathryn Essinger

In your super-logical
analytical,
bumbling way,
with halting speech
and much digression,

you explain that male
mathematicians are rarely
verbal…
“oh by the way,
did I mention that this theory
is largely unproven, but
nevertheless, quite probable?”

because of a prenatal
super-dose of testosterone
to the left side of the brain
which suppresses the right
side of the brain
where you are currently
trying to express
your lack of verbal agility
while at the same time
peeling an orange,

stroking your mustache,
pulling your ear,
and making little,
finger-steeples.
And I am about to conclude,
that you are right.

Cathryn Essinger
from A Desk in the Elephant House

You Are Right Poem By Cathryn Essinger

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