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Earthquake (Germany 7-1 Brazil)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I tried to write you something to explain it,
but even poets have their limitations.
We had an office pool. Today we’ll drain it.
Its fun cannot endure humiliations.
The best that I can do is point to earthquakes.
When pressure’s great, results can be surprising,
even if a squad’s collective worth makes
more difficult the task of sympathizing,
but when the shock begins to rock the firmament,
we realize our lives are as ephemeral.
Last week this was our time’s best World Cup tournament.
Today, demoted. Now it’s just most memorable.

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