In English class, we look at the origins of words
The roots, the languages they’ve come from
In History, we consider origins
As an exploration of geography
Where was this civilization founded?
What creation stories do they tell?
This makes us reflect on our ancestry
The societies that are our background
In Science, we look at origins too
The fixed end of a muscle
And marvel that origins are within us
That we carry them and they move
In Mathematics, the origin
Is where axes intersect
It is the place from which we measure
The fixed place that gives coordinates meaning
Where is the origin of my curiosity?
And why does it show up in a poem?
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This poem was written to the prompt to write a poem of origin at NaPoWriMo.