Reduction plays a particular part
in elevating the emotional arc.
Each character is assigned a role
that satisfies a concievable dole
of some person place or thing we want
the forbidden fruit the heavens flaunt.
And puzzles serve to cut away
the excess of a dreary day;
they give us no sense of mastery
not drawing upon our fantasies.
Instead they rot our supreme neurological —
setting stage for an ascending aristocratical —