SimCity 3000

I may today be a computer engineer
If not for Maxis

Those video game developers
Thought it would be fun to tempt middle school hubris
With a scenario builder tool
And I, easily baited, took in hand 
Asimov's psychohistorical keyboard

I dove into solipsistic math
Unfamiliar recursions
Other unnamable nomenclatures 

Where a simple sea's sharpness
May have made this sellout pine for the ocean
A maelstrom, for a game I sucked at, 
Blew me back to the usurious pond
Where I splashed in civilization's algae
And waited to be fed

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