We started with addition, placing our hands side by side
To complete the whole.
But soon, your kisses divided into half a dozen words,
Then fractioned into thoughts,
Now, absolute zero.
And I couldn’t bear the burden of this one-sided subtraction,
So I multiplied my work
To find an answer that could fit.
But as you slowly put your pencil down,
Scrubbed to its last lead,
And walked out the door,
I closed my eyes and longed for the impossible solution to this problem,
The moment when our equation could finally be balanced and
One and one are one.