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Out of Round  (Symmetry ­ Sucks 

Marbles Perfectly polished  Tumbling  And cascading  Over one another  With little  Or no friction  Ideal existence?  Uh uh  ­ Boring!  On the other hand  If each little  Sphere  Has at least  One little nub  Protruding  Slightly out  Of bound  Of roundness  'Tis bound  To irritate 

And provoke  A critical  Rebound  And redound  To an almost  Look­ alike  Also flawed  Fellow or sister  Nubbler  Voila!  We gain  New thoughts  New ideas  New incentives  So ­ Bah  A pall  On dull  Perfection  It's the glitches  That really count!

Out of Round  

A short essay in vertical prose about symmetry and its discontents.

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