I look at the sheet,
With numbers and figures I can't explain,
They dance before my vision,
Not telling me a thing,
I try to make sense if it,
But nothing seems to come through,
And though I try hard it's not like 1 plus 1 is 2.
Numbers seem to laugh at me,
Squares and exponents change themselves at the time of half past four,
And I lie here awake wondering what I should do,
Until I pick up a fantasy book,
And drown myself in its lovely words,
And bid the numbers adieu.