How it all adds up (a poem)

Today I picked a prompt from PoeWar: “Write a poem that repeatedly uses numbers.”

Six of one
half-dozen of the other
Same difference

The gross amount
fits into a square
twelve by twelve

99 problems
aren’t a concern of mine
there’s only the one

The eighteen lives
of my two cats
don’t make a single bit of difference

But one thing is certain
my number’s up
when my number’s up

and it happens only once

(12 July 2014)

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