The blackboards of learning at the front of every classroom are stick figure explanations, two dimensional chalked misrepresentations of multidimensional, fluid interactions.

Questions and answers are presented as separate and static states with invariable and inevitable certain outcomes. Under the hocus pocus of symbols so foreign to most as to seem an alien language, we watch as they weave the mathematics while disguising the truth.

Blackboards communicate certainty

to the pupils of those now learning

when probability is the truth of our reality.

Stick figures and equations cannot hope to explain that.

Not now

Not ever

A traced chalked outline of a human figure on a sidewalk

can never contain or explain the life that was

and still is


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