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10

What is ten? A beneficent binary?

To the Greeks, ten was a mystery,

perfect Pythagorean symmetry

beginning with the all, the One,

and full circle ending

with the end of all, None.

On the right the soul bending

in its eternal arc of rebirth, two crescent

halves wed; to the left, the present,

the “I”, so briefly felt, yet luminescent.