Aftermath (1+1)
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“Aftermath (1+1)” New Era, Aug. 1987, 29

Aftermath (1+1)

He believed, of course, in neat addition

(Leading in time to multiplication)

Laying all hopes in a short equation,

But factors he had not counted on

Shattered his precious paragon,

Unable to encompass the phenomenon

Of clouds slipping over bright

Moonlight, or in a pond, the rippling glide of

A maple leaf. Somehow it just didn’t add

Up.