To calculate the quotient of
Unnecessary poetry by crime,
Divides by one one-hundredth a percent
And takes this figure to the power of
The Forbes 500 squared
But for the numerator to be pared
We need do nothing more than wait
While hydrocarbons and the rising seas
By not-so-fractional degrees
All human misery
Emanuel E. Garcia
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