she’s rubik

Small toy. Colourful. Three dimensional. Product from 1980.
A puzzle. Tricky for many, not for some.
Variety of patterns. Dynamic combinations. Portable, operational, hand-held.
Square. But also cubic.
Miniature pieces, though together and intact.
In constant rotation. Moving.

43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possibilities and permutations.
Solutions in twenty five or fewer moves.
Why bother. Futile exercise.

He, the mathematician, puts it in order with no problems or complaints.
She, questions and challenges, scrambles herself again.