Spoken Word Poetry by Yvonne Sotomayor. Filmed in Queens NY in 2015 on a cold winter day.
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Virtues: poetic, feelings, compromising, love, affection
Math is not one of my favourite subjects, but I’ll learn it for you;
I’ve subtracted many of the girls in my life because they would just be trouble – and try to reduce our love from multiplying;
I’ve taking away some lessons from them and added it to our equation;
As I learned that being too impersonal isn’t adding as much objectification as much as it multiplies the distance between you & I;
So I learned to be more direct and crass, even though you say it subtracts from my being ‘sensitive’, but I say it adds to the facts that you know where my true feelings is, are;
I also learned to be more understanding – as women are from Venus and men are from Mars, and fighting over our differences doesn’t add to any productivity, but takes away from relationship efficiency – so trying to understand YOU subtracts any tension and any incrementing space between you and me;
So I try to be understanding and compromising if it multiplies your happiness, but as long as it doesn’t subtract any of the pillars, rocks, and foundations that I stand with (read pussification pt. 0);
I’ve learned a lot about myself and I add my best qualities, I try to take away my imperfections, as I learn to multiply what makes you happy so that our love will never divide.