The Crying Equation, 2006

The equation cries.

No answer.

Press END to cancel now.

She looked at the watch again, at 12.
At 1 she drank some gin;
at 2 the equation cried again.
Hey You was the ring back tone.
Out there on your own,
no answer, says the phone.

Press 1 to hear his voice.
7 for the inbox.
Or leave a message at the tone.

The equation cries,
“One eight oh three
Oh nine for four,
Oh three, oh one.”

She read a text again.
“Imagine I’m in front of you,” it said.
“Or call me if you’d like.”

The equation cries again:

8 0 3
9 4 4
0 3 0 1

She heard Hey You once more,
before the plastic said,
“I’m afraid I’m not at home, right now,
speak when you hear the tone.”

Press 1 to leave a call back number.
5 to exit.
Or press star to cancel.
Press END to return home.”

One eight oh three,
Nine for four,
Oh three oh one that song—
equals a man who isn’t home.

[1+5 CLR *+17=0(1)-5* END]


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Brandon K. Nobles

Brandon is an author, poet and head writer for Sir Swag on YouTube. With 630k subscribers. Since February 2021 he has written for the most important and popular series, News Without the Bulls%!t and the least popular work on the channel, History Abridged. Brandon joined the channel in late January, since then his work has been featured every month in News and History. His novels and works of fiction have also been well received, and he continues to be a proficient and professional chess player. In his spare time he like to catch up on work.

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