December 8, 1919 - July 30, 1985
There was Raphael:
Children were sparse for the heart scarring fever, lost dreams of love
Fled with elder Constance, torn, repaired by small Billie.
Determines if a given equation is solvable with integers.
Who feels like an ugly duckling turned beautiful in math.
Who needs a push in the right direction.
Who supplies the missing key in the solution to the tenth problem.
Who fears the pre-swan era brought insecurities and a fear of passion.
Who wants the belief that the theorems and solutions don't make the first women whole.
Born of St. Louis,
Found in St. Diego,
March 10, 2005