I want a fake marriage to Paula and then a real divorce.
I want to be cute.
You can’t beat me.
– Jacob Bartels
Things Upstairs Require Math
Math has never been my strong suit. Luckily, these pages are much more concerned with groundbreaking literature than they are arithmetic. Still, the prose, poetry and drama in Things Upstairs Require Math are works of calculation: subtraction is rife throughout works like “I Want” and “Beautiful Mexican Girls,” tense divisions boils over in “Rebel And Paula Vs. Beth Ann,” and “The Day” and “Commitment” depict unabashed positives, both personal and biotic. In the end, as with any Cow Tipping Press read, you’ll be craving addition, agreeing with this author’s assertion: “I like the word more” (“Dear Lisa”).