twisting according to a very real function

Pole dancing is very simple

if you assume the dancer is a series of

connected thin rods in a vacuum;

You can call it self-degradation or art

or raw hedonistic sensory input

but the force of gravity continues acting

on the dancer with the same magnitude;

the silk-like flesh serves no meaning in calculations,

the slender, supple fingers clutching the pole

are merely a point-mass;

gravity it counteracted by the friction

caused by the tight grip of the thighs

(which are also thin rods, and massless,

and dissolves into numbers and integrals

and equal signs just like the dancer,

just like baseball and murder and

stars collapsing.)

-L. Schraier

Featured in Vol. 3, Iss.1
Featured in Vol. 3, Iss.1