Solve For X

all things being equal, i would not have to solve for x.
x would be whatever lies on the opposite side
of the equal sign. whether true or not;
a simple answer, unexplained. taken at face value;
taken for granted, yet appreciated. a clock’s hand
or a friend’s embrace. a lover’s kiss or a rival’s slap.
saluted and praised for being what they appear
to be, and nothing more–sensation minus intention.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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