by Peter Goldsworthy

Peter Goldsworthy

The number e is easier
to remove from novels
than from maths. It enters,
page-left, like a character
whose role keeps growing
exponentially, less
irrational than transcendent.
To put a figure on its function
is no easier than π:
an endless digit-string
that we might beam to space
to prove that we can think.

Last updated February 20, 2023