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That which shrinks
Must expand,
The person who feels unarmed
Must have carried arms,
The person who feels belittled
Must have been consequential,
The person who feels deprived
Must have had privilege.

Whereas a person with insight
Knows that to keep under is to endure.
What happens to a fish pulled from the pond?
Or an implement of state pulled from the scabbard?
Unseen they survive.

Henry Meyerding 2007-01-27