poetry thursday, math-second-time-around

i wish i would have checked the poetry thursday
website earlier, because the prompt this week
is repeat of one of my favorites, building on a line...
i loved this the last time it was done,
but sadly,
i'm a day late and a dollar short
so in the spirit of rejuvenated prompts
i offer you a mathematical piece
that i did for a past prompt
but chose another to post at the time
but the more i look at it now,
the more this one speaks to me
in equations and graphs.

i offer you subtraction
to replace the minuses
you were given.
what you hate
i try to take away
or at least
divide by half...
i offer you
flimsy mathematical
magic tricks,
and behind my sleight of hand,
you laugh.