Only Light

The only light is coming from the stove. The only sound is
coming from the stove & every mitigation I've concocted has
three genders & is masculine & feminine & evenhanded. I've
outgrown my ultimatum. I've outgrown my clothes.

Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems have appeared in several journals, most recently, in Diagram and The Inflectionist Review. His chapbook, Truth Table, is available at the Finishing Line Press.

See another of his poems in 4.4