Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
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Twenty-nine is the tenth prime number,
a Lucas prime, a Pell prime, a tetranacci.

A Pillai prime, an Eisenstein prime with no
imaginary part, the sixth Sophie Germain.

A Markov number, a Perrin number, aliquot
sum of odd discrete primes. Atomic number

of copper. Approximate days in a lunar month.
Number of years for Saturn to orbit the sun.

Alphabet letters in Turkish, Finnish, Faroese,
Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian. Highest

possible score in cribbage. Highest possible
hand in Khanhoo. The number of suras

in the Qur'an that begin with muqatta'at.
The age my womb was declared condemned.


Donna Vorreyer’s work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, her dog, and (when he is not away at school) her son. Visit her at her website or her blog for more information.


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