Points chase points

around the circle,

anti-clockwise,

fighting time.

You know time's a circle,

rather than a line.

Make a line a circle!

Pick a center.

Wrap and wrap and wrap

the line around the rim.

How do the ends

get tucked in?

Cut a circle open,

stretch into a line.

Does the cut destroy

a point or fit

between a pair?

If the cut's midway

from now to Tuesday,

how do I get there?

Do I move on

by going back,

or may I

skip a space?

A square is neither a line

nor circle; it is timeless.

Points don't chase around

a square. Firm, steady,

it sits there and knows

its place. A circle

won't be squared.

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