Formulaic | Teen Ink


March 5, 2019
By cyborg443 GOLD, Potomac, Maryland
cyborg443 GOLD, Potomac, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything's science fiction until someone makes it science fact." -Warcross, Marie Lu

This isn't a math lecture, so can I drop this set of mind?

This isn't plug-and-chug nor is it set theory notation;

I cannot type my soul into a calculator and expect a rational answer;

I cannot solve a system with a variable for my every doubt;

This isn't a one-to-one function or a linear equation;

Not every x-value has only one y.


This isn't a computer program, so can I drop this set of mind?

This isn't a recursive computation or an array initialization;

For while I think like this I cannot break free from this loop;

I don't need a semicolon, the code won't crash;

This isn't an assignment operation or an object declaration;

There are no syntax errors here.


This isn't a physics lab, so can I drop this set of mind?

This isn't a hypothesis, nor is it a chemical equation;

I have only one trial, nothing here is in control;

I need not discard insignificant thoughts, insignificant figures;

This isn't protein synthesis or ATP formation;

This is nothing but abstract.


This isn't objective;

This isn't formulaic;

This isn't who I am;

So can I drop this set of mind?

The author's comments:

A poem about why I struggle to write poetry.

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