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Universe of Change

You know when the tailor measures you
Chalk marks above your ankles
At different heights on each leg
His assurances of fit are empty

You know when the jeweler does not write
What you say on that receipt
His carbon copies of a misunderstanding
Will make the gift wrong

You know, too, as the car drifts forward
Into the intersection at a light
Despite the fact you have the green
They will not stop in time

You know the beauty of the body
The projected ecstasy of the imagined
That the animal will make promises
The spirit cannot keep

These lessons brought to you each day
By our Sponsor to remind you
That you can always choose to say “Yes, please”
Or “No, thank you”

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