# Calculation

**by Lerise Johnson**

I have tried various methods of calculation;

counted and recounted, counted

but I can’t seem to cross the divide that the times have brought between us.

Me + you doesn’t = happiness like it used to.

The theorem (now) states that the angles between us aren’t complementary.

The equation was momentary,

now it’s an inequality because you think u > me.

I have changed the nature of my roots

you have become a prime number

that I can’t be a factor of.

It could have been us to power of infinity squared

but you’re irrational, a square root of a number that could have been a perfect square

if it was multiplied by me.

We’re divided and the remainder is left unacknowledged

a decimal tending towards one.

We’re dots on a scatter plot

-no positive correlation.

We can’t function.