I want to ask you:
have all your plans
come to nought?

Have they been
summed in that
bitter equation that
adds up to zero?

You feel that, don’t you?
All the promises that
were promised, all the
grand affirmations that
proved to be lies,
and all you can do is
laugh at futility and
scorn the grand master
of this life’s fate.

Let me add 1 to your
equation so zero is taken
away, let me add it in
my smile and my presence
with you, let me strike the
zero and take it away,
strike it with my care
so that 1+1=2.