math

my pain multiplies

memories divide me

is my innateness a welcome addition?

does my otherness subtract from my intrinsic value?

my family was f*ucked up to the 9th power

is my father the square root?

do you know, what is the sum of me?

~Melanie Thomason

8/7/2021

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7 responses to “math

  1. Fantastic poem. You build up to the big question that might never be answered for any of us.

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  3. Amazing poem. Very mathematical.

  4. A very clever poem, Melanie. I don’t think there is an answer to this equation; so many things make up the sum of who we are, including fucked up family dynamics. I resonate with this, and I find it evocative in the imagery and as one who loathes math, I feel like I can finally understand it in this piece. If they did math problems like this, I think more people would pass math exams.

  5. We are all, results, of the mathemarical, meanings, of, others, unfortunately..

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