But a four-year old can barely count,
and may struggle even to reach six.
how many times must the pie be sliced?
a. 3, b. 5, or c. 6? Truth be told
it is the pie – the very slice of pie –
that interests him. I recall that I,
heedless of the math involved,
petitioned Mom for yet another piece.
She, careless of the math, complied and
only later, when the math was solved –
in some strange way meant zero. In ignorance
of math, the child had robbed his mommy.