Is love a mathematical equation?

“Why is it always the nice ones, the ones with the kindest hearts that are always alone?”  She asked with a sigh.  “I don’t know, it’s like a math problem,” I mused.

Is love a math problem?  Are lovers a single variable that gets isolated on one side of the equation in order to find a solution?  I’ll be ‘X’, she’ll be ‘Y’, and ‘Z’ are all those that she is interested in.  But, take into consideration that X does not equal Z.  In that case, we get:  X = Y + (Z^N).  I’ll try to win her over, and get her on my side: X – Y = (Z^N).  But, that means that I’ve actually lost her.  mathematically it’s correct.  Everyone else (Z^N) is worthless when it comes to her and even though I have her on my side, I’m still left with nothing: X – Y = 0.  You see, it is a problem, because X is never equal to Y.  Therefore, there is no solution for love.

One comment

  1. Pure genius! You take modern poetry and make it abundantly textured, haunting, and whimsically simple. (I registered to WordPress only to post comments. I should be notified when you post something new.)

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