I’m no good at maths, not the quick mental part anyway.
Or most of the other stuff. But I do like
the puzzling out, finding keys and pathways
if I’m left to pick through it on my own
scratching pencil notes in the margins of textbooks and on graph paper.
But what I really like is prime numbers.
The solidness of knowing they cannot be divided (evenly)
to make themselves smaller.
They are what they are. Unique and separate,
proud to command their value as it is.
I wish I was a prime number.
Wish my attention wouldn’t be split
over and over
or shoved into some complicated equation
I can’t even begin to wriggle out of before time runs out.