Math

you were only a face
covered by hair and too sharp teeth
that only came out when the lights were off
and your eyes sparked red

you
it was always you
face down, pants yanked
choking on trying to please him
it was you

you
like
every other person was a distraction
like fractions
you have to flip to get an even sum
and you
were the remainder
i never looked at
or divided myself in half by
until now

i failed algebra
you don’t curse as much as me
but i
think i like the symmetry of your face
it’s like
90 degrees
or some shit
i failed geometry too

you
know how to sing in a low voice
that makes me want to kiss your fingers
till they sting
and somebody hand me a goddamn calculator
because i thought there was no such thing
as a perfect equation

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