# Alphabet for Tamar

A is for Axiom

that proved arbitrary.

B is for Binomial

whose terms never vary.

C is for Circumference

that goes around and around.

D is for Derivative

left to lie on the ground.

E is for *e*

(tautologically shown).

F is for Frustrum,

a beheaded cone.

G is for Games

in which all players lose.

H is for Horror

of the Hypotenuse.

I is for Identity,

when A=A.

What J is for,

I just cannot say.

K is another

katatonic letter.

L is the Lowest

common denominator.

M is for Moebius

whose head was all face.

N stands for Number

in the general case.

O is for “Oops,

I’m dividing by zero!”

P: Proposition

for which slapped was the hero.

Q is for Quotient:

“You guys smoked all the dope!”

R is Remainder

or so we hope.

S is for Sine curve

that reclines in the nude.

T is for Tangent,

absconding for good.

U is for Union

(what else could it be?).

V is for Venn diagram

which joins two, or three.

W is for Whole

that equals its part.

X is a variable

made up by Descartes.

Y is also a variable,

it transforms on the go.

Z is for Zero,

sometimes written as O.

*"Alphabet for Tamar" is reprinted from *Infinite Recursor Or The Bride Of DJ Spinoza *(NY: StudioRADIA / Ugly Duckling Presse, 2005).*