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The Mathematics of Human Misery

Poetry from Emanuel Garcia

To calculate the quotient of

Unnecessary pain

One multiplies

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

To nil

We need do nothing more than wait

While hydrocarbons and the rising seas

By not-so-fractional degrees


All human misery

For good

Emanuel E. Garcia


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