Hmmm… this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge set the task of writing a post inspired by one of the fifty-word stories given.
Inspired by ‘On the Importance of Not Being Literal’ by ‘Standing Ovation, Seated’ who mentions mathematicians in their story. I’ve gone off at a bit of a tangent with the idea of trying to apply mathematical certainties to all of life…
My life does not add up,
My equations do not equate –
All mathematical certainties
Have subtracted themselves to date.
My formulae seem flawed,
My geometry impaired;
Somehow my life’s circumference
Never equals Pi-r-squared?
I’ve displaced my decimal point
Feel but a fraction of a whole;
Live a less than balanced existence
In an incalculable soul.
But for all my variable values
Infinity answers clear;
Finds a solution to my problem,
Whispers sweet nothing in my ear…
One day I will solve the problem of life –
But only when taking my last breath
Will I test with flawless finality
The absolute proof of death…