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The Sword and the Squid
Said the sword as the eye,
"My edge is the sharpest,
Quickest maker of greatest numbers."
So the squid said:
"Oblivion is the lip of my beak,"
And he was the sharper.
The eye, as the sword, set to the forge,
Forfeit to visions of keenness,
And became claimant to a wicked edge
Which shaved him of shame;
Which loved most the whetstone,
So he set back to sharpening,
Growing so fine as to slice the stone in twain.
In recoil, he knocked upon his plane
And cut himself from his steadfast cradle,
And was pulled silently
Into timeless unbecoming.
There are great lessons to be learned from fables. Short, deliberate fairy tales are delicious to me. I hope to do those flavors justice.
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