*e*

*by John R. Busch*

*e is elegant. e is for elephant.*

*e is a summer date.*

*e is like **p**, a real number to you and
I,*

*about 2.718.*

*e is interesting.
e is compounding.*

*e is what makes me, me.*

*When calculating interest*

*compounded continuous,*

*it’s A = Pe ^{rt}.*

*Now e ^{x} is never complex.*

*
Some solace when you’ve given up hope.*

*When **evaluating** its derivative,*

*it’s really quite inquisitive,*

*
the exponential** is its own slope.*

*My love for e, is not bounded by Z.*

*It’s a much better number than “a”.*

*For “a” is a constant, and e in an instant,*

*is the inverse of logarithmic natural-e.*