Realm of Numbers

Disappear into the realm of numbers
Surely, there, the score would even out
And yet somehow, it never has or will
No matter zero balances
or plus or minus an inheritance, or even
those enhanced by zeros in abundance

One plus one is two, they said
Two plus one must necessarily be three
Yet never did they come to understand
The ambiguity of life in loving form

How would they live,
within the gross reality,
when one plus one
became a unity...?

They pondered then,
the many minus one,
deciding that a little minus sign
would thus consign their loss
into that other realm of mathematics.

Ignoring, all the while, the way
their heart and soul cried out
to them to come to understand
the intrinsic worth of real equality -
the kind that only lives within
a heart.

For ever were they playing with
that abacus created long ago.
And oh, the many colored beads
kept finding ways to capture
their attention.

Yet ever was this feel
of an invisible, yet real,
sensation of a desperation
building there in them.

Disappear again into the realm of numbers
Surely, there, the score would even out
And yet somehow, it never has or will
Nor ever could they find a way
to quell the fear and constancy
that hid within the borders
of their numbered lives - for
zero never came to balance
anything at all...

? Michaelette ?

5/16/2002
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