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A Remainder

Unevenly divided

We didn’t split in two

I got a little less

You got a little more

We split the difference


A long line drawn

Over the same odd numeral

Rounded up just for it to stop

Let’s call it even and move on

I shrugged

There are some remaining differences

Repeating down through time

Infinite reach

When we agreed to round up

The thing is

Everyone knows it’s a short hand convention

For the truth is longer than that

Now we are infinite patterns

Outward and inward

New equations and theories

Look to the outliers

The residue

This remainder

The truth will out

The thinner you slice it

The clearer it becomes

calculator and pens on wooden desk
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