Sunday, May 3, 2009

Matlab Mothering

most daughters call their
mothers for a shoulder to cry on,
a recipe for pie crust,
to tell her about the boy
she just met, or worries about
an exam, a conflict with her best
girlfriend, mine calls me about
whether I know how to do a
Fast Fourier Transform in Matlab.

I can provide a shoulder to cry on,
how to make an easy pie crust,
that he sounds nice,
remind her she always ends up
in the top 5% after “failing” an
exam, that things will work out
with her friends, but I don’t
know how to do an FFT
in Matlab,

even though I should.

I hope I am still a good
enough mother.

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