Math Dilemma

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,

Operations soar,

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.