Monday, December 16, 2013

The Mathematics of Loneliness


1

I stand alone
Uncertain, yet certain
A trinity of loneliness
Between me, myself and I

In Platonic agitation
I search for some one else
Convinced my unity of one
Is just a half

0.5

Loneliness, the space in which
A solitary decimal point sits
A full stop precluding completion
A blockade between two

0

Platonic completion
Two halves making a whole
A whole emptiness
Boundaries configured in a circle

I started at one
Am now at zero
Still lonely
Subtraction didn’t work

2

Perhaps I’ll try addition
I’ll add another one
Two is company,
A company of what

What if I choose
Not 1 but half.  A full stop
Precluding completion
Will I be lonely with 1.5?

1.5

Perhaps the 0.5 will not matter
Yet it may matter very much
I may still be half lonely
Would that be worse?

1 + 0

I might choose a zero
An incarnated empty space
Myself plus nothingness
I’ll still be by myself

1 (squared)

Perhaps I’ll square the root
And find another me
Yet one of me’s enough
Besides I do not fit a square

I was never good at maths
But I’ve learnt
Loneliness has its own
Equation of subtracting

Adding and squaring

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