Poetry

26

26 is the most powerful number.

7 may be lucky,
And life may come in 3s–
42 may hold all the answers,
And lovers may walk by 2 by 2–
1 is the loneliest by far,
And 100 is a fine checkpoint–

But 26 is the most powerful.
Why?

26 letters in the alphabet.
26 lines and curves that we give meaning.
26 letters that we use–

To ask.
To beg.
To care.
To dream.
To earn.
To fret.
To grow.
To help.
To imagine.
To jinx.
To know.
To love.
To mourn.
To need.
To own.
To pray.
To quell.
To raze.
To sail.
To try.
To understand.
To validate.
To wonder.
To yearn.
To zip.

26 letters.
Infinite words.
Infinite worlds.

26 is the most powerful number.

Copyright Sarah Davidson 2021

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