Dark Night of the Microeconomist

By The Policy Verse

The problem set is dark, and full of terrors

The google doc half empty

And full of errors

Winter has come for this lone homework preparer

For the problem set is dark, and full of terrors.

The library is gloomy, barely in use

My homework group MIA

With nary an excuse

The deadline looms, so many answers yet to produce

And the library is gloomy, barely in use.

The problem set is dark, and full of terrors

I curse my fickle peers

(You’d expect grad students to be fairer)

For they’ve ghosted, left me the loan homework bearer

And the problem set is dark, and full of terrors.

The author of this poem gratefully acknowledges George R.R. Martin, their wayward Microeconomics homework group, and the 16th-century Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross, all of whom provided inspiration for this contribution to The Policy Verse.