Homework on the Train

He marks each section and dives into algebra. Working with Newton’s laws, he estimates masses and sketches pulleys in pencil. I can see a shortcut to his answer – a little less than 6.5 m/s2. He has approached the problem from first principles – a child churning through possibilities. I look again as we pass Cathays – 6.47 m/s2. He got there. When I get off at Queen Street I leave a tick on the seat beside him.

– Benjamin F Jones

About Graphite Bunny

I am a writer working in South Wales (UK). I love pizza, photography and moist clay. When it rains I catch drops in my open mouth. I create poetry, flash, absurdist snapshots and humorous fiction.
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4 Responses to Homework on the Train

  1. That’s great. Both funny and sweet 🙂

  2. jonth says:

    Smart and funny. Thank you for brightening this punctured day.

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