This poem is taken from Stand 214, 15(2) August - October 2017.

Kavita A. Jindal Poem
Dealing in Numbers

This is an unlucky number
It has an unfortunate sound
The same as death
Yes, possibly yours.

I’m not superstitious
It’s a connotation that’s all
Yet I won’t carry
Four notes in my wallet.

Four coins, four dollars, four pounds
Four pence, four renminbi
I won’ order four desserts
Or plant four trees.

Despite the last supper
Thirteen is my lucky number
It doesn’t appeal to most
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