“Pattern Recognition 2” by Heikki Huotari

Pattern Recognition 2

By Heikki Huotari

  We might have called it optimal and coming
off the injured list we might have felt that we were
flying. What if we inhaled tautology and exhaled
contradiction, waited till the master plan was
finalized and then found fault?

        There is a time and place for falling safes,
another for pianos. Wake up with a horse’s head and
fall asleep with bees. The euphemism’s half-life
depends on how accurate its aftereffects are.



In a past century Heikki Huotari attended a one-room school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. They are a retired math professor, have won two poetry chapbook prizes and published two collections. A third collection is in press.