We used to be 1 -
a strong, entrenched flagpost on an Iwo Jima.
Self-contained, irreducable One,
indivisible, under the God of numbers.
Then something happened --
defying explanations and in clear violation
of eternal laws, --
two (a wh0re of a number).
And as two,
we were square-rooted into irrationality,
forced to seek even-numbered happiness
with any willing partner.
But memories of being One
still hang over our heads --
we are still
of each other.