Solve for Y

Solve for Y

A Poem by Meg Craft

it’s hard to do math when you’re depressed
my expressions cannot be isolated
i can’t solve for “y"
the only “y" i want to solve for
is the reason for the division symbols
i feel the need to etch on my skin
there are too many variables
for my mental calculator
i keep pressing “enter”
but am only greeted with “error”
the tightening in my chest i get
whenever i see an inequality
reminds me of the “less than” sign
you put on my forehead
you were a mathematical man
black and white, right or wrong
i read each message from you like a word problem
there were problems
but you were calculus and i got lost at algebra
doodling shapes without looking for the perimeter
i never had a decent math teacher before
so when i was left on my own
i felt lost, afraid
you could see that fear
my test anxiety
the panic attacks every other night
you got tired of explaining the theories
and i got tired of not having the answers
i hope you meet a girl who loves the black and white
who will solve for the slope of your biceps
whose values plug perfectly into your equations
i know you never asked to be my tutor
it’s just that i never really seemed to understand math
and you never really understood me

© 2017 Meg Craft


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Added on February 27, 2017
Last Updated on February 27, 2017
Tags: heartbreak, loss, hurt, breakup, love, self harm

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Meg Craft
Meg Craft

Boone, NC



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My name is Meg. I am nineteen with a lover named literature and an affair with music. I have old writing up here from middle/high school that's probably pretty cringey. Feel free to peruse it for a g.. more..

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