Order Notation
My pulse at your side approaches
infinity too quickly to ennumerate
with simple words, or images, or even
a kiss for every angle in the roundness
of your face. Numbers exceed the bounds
my three-dimensional matrix beats
the beaten path to your branch of the binary
tree. Depth-first is costly but I become
the algorithm which by its own faults admit
that I may never find the goal state in your
heart. Declare me non-terminating; I will
gladly pine for billions of cycles (and it is
from this large-scale denomination of time
that Order Notation derives)
(c) Deanna Rubin 1996, 1997