The Blank Computer Sheet

The blank computer sheet
comes up in Helvetica Neue
at point eleven, too —
every sheet a repeat.

He used to use Times New Roman
but got tired of font search
so he decided just to perch
at Helvetica and quit roamin’,

but the point was just too small
so he jacked it up to twenty-one
large enough for poems spun —
not as indecipherable scrawl.

He jumped seven times three.
Is he a gambling man — starting at eleven
up to three times seven
while saying it makes no sense to me.

It’s now all just a habit
Helvetica Neue
is no longer new
21 is just 21 —
not out of the hat a white rabbit.

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