Ode to My Math Textbook
Hidden in between these
There lies a barbarous universe
Filled with never-ending galaxies of
They bring long nights of
Forehead smacking, and
Flipping through these pages,
Struggling to find the solutions,
Is like attempting to swim through
Fighting to take just one breath.
Trying to dive to the bottom of a seemingly bottomless ocean —
190 days of the year
3 hours every day
60 minutes per hour
60 seconds in a minute
How many torturous seconds every year,
Is spent in these excruciating pages?
This math textbook’s
Have me bleeding
These villainous and wicked problems,
That are enveloped in these worn-out sheets,
Have me begging so, so, hard
I forgot that at the back of this textbook,
There is a answer key.