Subject: Off-Centering
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Mon Feb 8, 1999 at 2:36PM


When lines are drawn from A to B
Connecting those dots we see
Sometimes they can go askew
Especially ... when we're blue ...

For this affects our sight ...
And, thus - lines go to right
Or left, of the inscribed mark
And then, our cuts will go dark

Making pieces difficult to mate
For off-centering, done in a spate
Causes much misalignment of joints
And then the work loses its point ...

But when pieces go off-center at random
Perhaps, it's because of a needed stand-in
... Called upon to take on the wayward cut ...
So lines can then be moulded to fit and butt

Doing this infrequently, but with finesse ...
Contributes much to the overall test ...
And then when one looks at the entire room
All of the furnishings take on a brighter bloom

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
11:32am Monday, Feb. 8th, 1999