The Arithmetic of Love by Gabriel
If math is the language of the universe,
Can it not explain all things?
Yet it cannot capture in a numerical verse
What poetry can in its alphabetical strings.
But alas, do not confuse me for a fool;
I will bring forth my theory for love,
Of which I will explain, perhaps with a few literary tools
And within the concrete confines of computation – kind of.
Just as one plus one equals two – as simple as such –
The solution of me and you is a sum greater by much:
From forth our fertile loins, an infinite descendance –
The product of love – bounteous and transcendent.
Forgive me, if I do not sound sufficiently convincing.
Allow me to provide just one more example
That will – for sure – further stir your thinking.
I can assure, the latter was merely a sample.
Subtract one from two, and half is the resolution;
Take me away from you, and it results in twice our constitution –
See, our hearts would quickly break into two –
That would only be fair, for half my heart belongs to you.
However, I’m afraid I must concede
That there is only one exception
Where love is less than the counter-expression:
It is true, that two plus two equals four,
But add two others to our equation
And you would still be the one that I adore.