Surviving Dyscalculia* (A Nonet)
Say it three times and it must be true.
A few more times should make it nine.
So take care how many times
you call me dimtwitted
‘cause after three times
I’ll prove that threes
can’t add up
I’m the shiniest tool in the box,
a few bricks short of a load,
one sock spare to a pair,
at least that’s what you told
who joined in this chipping away.
I’m one sandwich short of a lunch,
one ray short of a sting,
a few teeth short of a smile,
at least that’s what you’d say
Although I never believed a word of it
Poetic Form: Nonet
Written for Poetic Bloomings Prompt #67 “Look What I Did!”
*Dyscalculia is a form of dyslexia that focuses on numbers and numerical memory problems.