The reality of desire

If the ancients knew the art of statistics,
would they still believe in that little rascal Cupid?
It’s hard not to succumb to the reality of numbers
squeezed out of all those cyberdating ventures.
So, if we trust it, men find most women attractive,
six out of ten for that matter, but not vice versa.
Here, only the lucky two can enjoy the desire.
The rest of us, ugly ducklings, wouldn’t get
a glance, if only for pity. And it makes sense,
I guess, from an evolutionary perspective.
But why all this pretending to be any better
than peafowl?

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