### FEMININITY AS A MATH PROBLEM IN AN ATTEMPT TO SOLVE FOR X by Kelly Grace Thomas

* after Linette Reeman and torrin a. greathouse *

MATH PROBLEM

The body is a betrayal you are forced to carry

POSSIBLE ANSWERS

Don’t say the word *father*

OR become a slow crawl of thigh highs

OR let each *be your god *

Divide all possible solutions by *Remember this was your idea*

Theoretical Math Problem – TRUE OR FALSE

When solving for y the answer to diet pills is more diet pills

The word genetics is a mean hammer

The difference between shame and guilt is showing your work

MATH PROBLEM AS MAP=

You are the smallest place you know.

Possible steps to solving for y (you)

1. Give back the rib

2. Eat every apple until you are fat with orchards

3. Dress in snake and dig a grave

*(there no use** for girls who think themselves vessel. They should never expect to float) *

MATH PROBLEM, v. 2.0=

Russian nesting doll

daughter (into)

wife (into)

mother (into)

Find the lowest common denominator.

Divide the fractions among many mouths

IDEAL ANSWER

Tell the junior at UCLA you have the answers + use words like *better now* + walk her to her car.

(Do not say the hunter never sleeps) x (Do not tell her, like you, she will always be hungry)

= Do not tell her there is no X = Or worse, that each of you are cause.

POSSIBLE ANSWERS

Your mother laughed when you disappeared + you are still suspect + so is she

ACCEPTABLE ANSWERS

you have not finished disappearing + you are still thirsty for bones

MATH PROBLEM IN REVERSE

Unbuild the boat

Write letters to kerosene

Have X solve for you

PROBABLE ANSWERS

There is nothing special about a body

AND You keep on carrying

- Published in Issue 14