Euclid on the Erotic Postulate

I alone I alone I alone saw

I a lone letter break into three lines :

Definition Eleven expanded

to transform the letter T from two lines

to three : one perpendicular connects

two parallels bisects two to form four

the subtended angles equal the parts

and wholes greater than both part and whole six

lines broken recombined the multitudes

of I the lone I I alone. I ask

you what postulate would one need to turn

One into I to turn I into You

an i into a u One into Two.

If One and You are both I’s what do two

I’s equal. We? Yet how to get from One

to Two without the word Sum. Deflate One’s

start to form Two’s end. Flip One’s middle, add

a peak. Straighten One’s end arc slide its bar

through itself : One become Two. I call it

the erotic postulate a lone proof :

not parallel or perpendicular

to the order-dis-order border : more

than just intersection that single point.

It grants a wide straddling a long split

flexible across infinite line length

and what that length contains : solid broken

dotted dashed : every reclining obtuse

angle each sharp gut blow acute degrees

parade of shapes as they rise off spectrum

take form and break down to the zero point

only to build up in variation :

cube turned sphere turned cylinder turned torus

strings morphed into membranes regular waves

of irregular pattern emergence

of refined chaos. There is no royal

road to geometry. There is no God

but in things like I and You One and Two.