Why People Fade Away

Why People Fade Away

A Poem by saratogaparty

People fade away because I don’t

Know maybe they’re just tired of all

Of the work the equation takes to get



Or maybe they solved it too quickly becoming

Unsatisfied and gone. Or they may have stuck around

For a little while, but felt too guilty about some kind of

Factor. Maybe this number, when multiplied with that one

Becomes some kind of

Ridiculous outcome that would just end in all

Kinds of destruction.


Like, you’re too young for me,

And life’s too quick to

Get in our way

Or you’re too far away

It’s hard to really mean

It. (And even if we do, then what?

Then what?)

Or even you expect too much from

Me, I’m a man goddamnit.

Or you’re just too reckless for me

I need a baby by Wednesday and

A 9-5 by Friday. I like three lumps of

Sugar in my coffee and you forgot to switch

The laundry now you have to wash it again

Love you, bye.


I guess I always hated how

Good I was at math.


I don’t even know what I’m looking for,

How’re those grades coming along, anyway?

Bet you haven’t thought about that in a while

Or how that faucet’s still dripping and you need

A smog check and the light in your bathroom has been

Fucked for months. Don’t forget about the book you’ve been

Meaning to finish writing or that poem you’ve been thinking about

Or that song you’ve been dying to play

Have you even washed your car yet?

Gone t the grocery store?

WHAT’S wrong with you

Oh, that’s right, you’re doing it



Sometimes the equations are

Worth solving, but it takes two to

Tango, doesn’t it?

© 2013 saratogaparty

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maths and poetry are passions of mine love is a passion of mine, I'm a hopeless romantic and a dreamer and a scientist if the combination even seems at all possible so I love the way you've mixed it all up in this poem.. it's got good rhythm and relatable content. nice piece

Posted 9 Years Ago

Beautiful.. Pen On.. Do u read mine 2 Time, Why? and who is a poet.. If possible then give ur reviews..


Posted 9 Years Ago

Like how frank this is. It's just so normal. That's what I like about this piece. It pretty much says a lot about everyone. Bravo.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Interesting tie in with math and relationships. Relationships are like statistics. The Variable f***s up the pie chart.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on April 21, 2013
Last Updated on April 21, 2013
Tags: creative writing, poetry, Writing



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