At 7 we swore,
“BFFs forever!”
But then 7, became 8… and 9
And 9 ate both 8 and 7
And new friends,
new BFFs emerged

But for little ones,
Being loyal
There could only be 1
Not realizing that even 1 is
Never alone (0, 1),
Is always a 2,

and 2 is far more
Than it seems…

The numbers we swore by
are symbols
Powerful illusions
To capture
Our Something Timeless
Of our very real
(Even “imaginary”) numbers
Of BFFs.

❤️ ♾️