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NARSEUS USED AMMONIUM

from A Dearth of Prose


Note to the readers: I read this poem again recently (2021), and still have no idea who this Narseus is. Possibly a pseudo-apocryphal Greek legend I invented.

Narseus used ammonium
to clean the auditorium
of Perseus' podium
with alkali and sodium.
In came the pandaemonium
of Andromeda's ownium.
Alas! his great errorium:
the soda was plutonium.






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