There once was a time
where one plus one equaled two
not him plus her times her parenthetically
where you found the variables BEFORE
you divided the one with the x-chromosome squared
but now people leave their previous problems unsolved and skip to the next,
rather than pushing forward and solving for ‘y’ (why) instead of ‘x’ (ex).
He’d rather find the function that creates her parabolas
instead of doing the basic algebra
The order of operations is messed up
too many inconsistincies
trying to get inside my parenthesis
too many cosine-ing the sines
thinking they’re prime,
but they’re just another number on the number line
not even outliers
that divide US
As I travel on that tangent, my thoughts become acute
I try to convey them but my students are just too obtuse
It’s a shame that we can’t be equilateral or congruent based on our similarities
Because everyone thinks that they’re 90 degrees
I guess it’s because we’re parallell,
as irrational imaginary intellectuals put us through hell
refusing to give us the equation
for a point of intersection
they just want to negate us.
and no one wants to solve the problems by hand so they search for calculators
What are we but a bunch of ones and oh’s
They look at us and see binary code
Only when you look at us as individuals
but when put together,
we create.we mold.
But until the Sum of us can be conveyed to Some of us, we will never add up.
We will never operate.
It’s just simple mathematics.
by Leslie Christina Langley