An Accountant

An Accountant
grabbled with
white ledgers
& tight rows
of numbers.
He could
the secrets
of ciphers.
Who else would
appreciate the
eloquence of one?
This fat place maker
known as zero? Why
mystics marveled
at the holy seven?
While he slept his
dreams multiplied.
Suddenly long division
subtracted an unknown
quantity yet sums still
added up.
Where had his equations wandered?