A Word Problem
Four daughters race around me in opposite directions, at a constant rate. They start at the same point and meet every 30 seconds. If they move in the same direction, they meet every 120 seconds. They stay in St. Luke’s seven thousand two hundred minutes; approximately long enough for closure. If a standard vinyl covered innerspring mattress for a Hospital Bed is a 36’ x 80,’ what is on the mind of each daughter?
1) Let w = the rate of daughter
Let x = the rate of daughter 2
Let y = the rate of daughter 3
Let z = the rate of daughter 4
Let a = the rate of the missing son
2) Use substitution or elimination Answer (round each answer individually):
Solve for daughter 1: (1)Ã¢â€° (2)
Divert unwanted questions, attempt conversion
Solve for daughter 2: (2)Ã¢â€° (3)
Substitute for a thinner daughter
Solve for daughter 3: (3)Ã¢â€° (4)
Substitute for a smarter daughter
Solve for daughter 4: (4)Ã¢â€° (a)
Substitute for chicken fingers and a loaf of bread
Solve for missing son: (a)Ã¢â€° (1)
Substitute for a new family (see daughters x, y, and z)
I am in a hospital headed toward home hospice. Its route is circular.
Investigative Assessment: Criminal Personality Profiling
“Words act so much like human beings that it is sometimes hard to tell them apart.” -Word Origins and their Romantic Stories by Wilfred Funk
I must confess,
a woman walked into my dream.
Does my memory comfort you—
what my days have become?
and I’m left here with the blame?
Why? This conclusion never ends,
wrapped around you splintering my sorrow.
weapons in hand;
we move into language.
(it’s too late/your skin in the pouring rain)
(dragged backstage by your hair/this time)
if I turn around would that be my fault—
Do you want to?
So Far Away.
Stranger Still, not looking back.
Who would know the troubles like a child?
You want what a man wants for a thousand years.
I wish I was the sacrifice;
maybe I should have wanted less.
Appearance and grooming—
your skin like porcelain
such difficult syllables.
wisdom is key,
Evidence of mental decompensation!
Of some tears
to something more certain.
Pathological behavioral characteristics:
no truth in you exists
your hair writhes.
Employment/occupational history and adjustment.
I wonder about the outcome if you’re lonely.
What did you expect? Devotion?
I think he tripped on reality
and watched it happen and wondered.
Residency in relation to crime scene?
We leave open the invitation
of a silent mother.
it’s a burning desire
battering the stable door.
why does my soul feel so
bad and sharp debris carry such clarity?
Type of sexual perversion or disturbance (if applicable).
Just look at my language
mistaking this glow of pain.
I woke up wearing yesterday
and the dank finds its way in.