The Cedarville Review 2021

8. A man and woman are one. A boy and a girl are two. And thirteen. 9. a state of thirteen Limbos and adolescence holiness unperfected 10. plus three equals thirteen, doubled sevens minus twice a half. someone’s a third wheel. 11. Oh men of Apollo, why do you dream of thirteen moons? Do you not see the earth about your feet? 12. Bakers can’t count because a baker’s dozen is thirteen – one to test if the batch is poisoned with too much salt or arsenic, crumbling over your shoulder into a circle, chocolate chips melting through the wood. 13. I know dusty legends of thirteen dancers. But I know too, that one of them is me.