“There was a young lady named Mae
Who smoked without stopping all day;
As pack followed pack,
Her lungs first turned black,
And eventually rotted away.”
-Edward Gorey (Writer, Illustrator, Poet)
This is a limerick written by Edward Gorey. Within 5 lines, he has described the life of a lady called Mae, who smoked…and eventually died. It’s funny, how what’s happened to Mae happens (or will soon happen) to 2 billion people in this world.