Where would we be

Illustration by Sophie Marques

Where would we be
if by chance we change
our mellow model of math
into a warm welcoming art?

What might we achieve
if anxiety receive the words
“Never again dare I touch you”
that we utter after every problem?

Why could we grow
if only emotion prevail
in the soulless confines
of a scratched class desk?

When will we learn
if life is full of maths
we are to be obligated
to teach and love both alike?

Lourens van Niekerk

BSc Mathematics Honours,

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