A single one in a binary code (poem)

(Pronunciation: ones and ohs)


I’m a single one in a binary code;

Life is such, while I am flat

All others are curved.


How I envy the other Os

So uniform in their rows,

Stood together, all very neat

While I’m a blemish on the sheet


Wherever I’m put, I become a divide

Unless they push me to the side

Then it’s obvious I’m an odd one

While the sea of Os goes on and on


If only I could take their shape

And never look so out of place;

Or they could all change into ones

So any difference will have gone.


There surely must be reason for me

To suffer this indignity,

Because it’s dreadfully sad to be alone

Being a single one in a binary code.


©Please do not copy and edit, or reproduce without permission from the author (Abelia May) and full acknowledgement of the author (Abelia May) and website address

3 thoughts on “A single one in a binary code (poem)

  1. I added you to my favorite. Dear Abelia, I enjoyed your work. Writing is hard work. We must write for ourselves first and we hope. Other people will like our work. I will come back tomorrow and read more. I am off to my night shift.


    1. Thank you. I use this more as a place to store some of my writing. However, I want to know I am not being unfairly blocked or hacked, as it seems I am both in life, and my minimal views and comments over years here suggest. In a world of billions, when I receive only one or two views for posts, from the same ‘person’, I begin to question.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I use a few sites. If you don’t read some people. They don’t read your work. I need to read. Keep my mind working. I appreciate the people who read my work. I believe, us writers, need to help each other. I was glad to have found you Abelia. Have some fun and be safe.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s