January 28, 2014
By Julia_Rebecca SILVER, Clayton, Missouri
Julia_Rebecca SILVER, Clayton, Missouri
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The formula was never intended

to have this outcome
Trust me I checked.
I studied it extensively.
It does not end
with a blank flatline.
You were supposed to add years.
Never subtract them.
The resulting number
was supposed to be in the nineties
not fifteen.
Somewhere the equation
was compromised.
Your abbreviated x was substituted in
for another.

The author's comments:
This is a poem written in honor of my friend Clare who passed away last year form stage four Adrenal Carcinoma.

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