Families fall apart. People separate. They form
Venn diagrams and adjacent circles with multiple
centers, no longer concentric, their circumferences
changed forever. Diameters become line segments
crossing at random points. Radii miss the arc,
drift out tangentially, and turn into secants.
A girl I knew dreamed of tossing nine pennies
into the air while standing on a man's shoulders.
She wanted to jump up and catch them all
as she somersaulted off of him and landed
on the ground. The problem was she could
never find a way to keep the coins together.