Jeffrey McDaniel

Rookie (1967 / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

The Biology Of Numbers - Poem by Jeffrey McDaniel

Once I dated a woman I only liked 43%.
So I only listened to 43% of what she said.
Only told the truth 43% of the time.
And only kissed with 43% of my lips.

Some say you can't quantify desire,
attaching a number to passion isn't right,
that the human heart doesn't work like that.
But for me it does-I walk down the street

and numbers appear on the foreheads
of the people I look at. In bars, it's worse.
With each drink, the numbers go up
until every woman in the joint has a blurry

eighty something above her eyebrows,
and the next day I can only remember 17%
of what actually happened. That's the problem
with booze-it screws with your math.

Comments about The Biology Of Numbers by Jeffrey McDaniel

  • Rookie Creigh Horvath (2/4/2006 12:48:00 AM)

    Sooo true! more like 34%, though. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Danielle Warren (7/14/2005 3:57:00 PM)

    Numbers appear to make a poem logical.
    Easy for every person to understand.
    Fun to read! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kathleen Paul-Flanagan (7/14/2005 2:53:00 PM)

    I found this very funny....I could see it....Which is what I call being inside a poem. I liked it a lot. It made me laugh. Good one! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 14, 2005

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