Popular vote favors math due to it’s predictability.
However, not all maths be linear. Take for example, the addition of ether with words. There is no probability. Subtract what you thought was a solid prime. What have you?
I am reluctant to call myself a writer, because the amount of writing I have produced over the last two months, since your switch from a positive to a negative, has been a big, fat, zero. Two entire months shadowed in you.
You were your own, and there was just one of you- even if your magnitude might be confusing. Sometimes you would split into more when you swallowed a certain elixir that wasn’t very magical, though in your final act it did make you disappear.
I had thought of adding to you. When you’d ask me to be your Valentine. When you would invite me to Little Africa. Or Christmas. Or cave with private, tailored confessions. I’d thought of our equation. But ultimately I feared our factoring, as I had already been in that class before.
From the beginning moment that I saw you at the hospital, two months ago, my two eyes on your half-way-there-self, I began concocting deals with the spirit world, crunching numbers, flinging promises at the heavens, summoning spells. Anything to keep you whole.
The look upon your limbo lips. You lay and you tremored. When I talked softly to you and told you secrets, no longer my own, you moved your left hand- coma be damned- and everyone saw. You were amidst. I did not believe you could actually be gone.
And since that day, my brain- most affected by your absence- has been coated in memory and remorse. Something is stuck to the back of my head, thus far preventing me from proceeding. Cigarette tar to lungs. I want unstuck and I still want you. Here. Now. I hope you know I would have stayed longer. And if you lived and you had a long recovery I would have stayed by your side and celebrated your health when it returned…
Amazing how the act of your omission- can disrupt my whole whole. My entirety at times. Upon my wake. My sleep. Throughout my day. This heavy heart.
All you did is go away. But you were a constant and I didn’t believe you would die before obtaining higher numbers.