Corruption is a change of form,

Therefore all is corruptible.

Copper corrupts, blooming jade

When air foments verdigris.

Silver tarnishes with every breath

Developing the patina of antiquity.

You cannot corrupt me so easily.

You cannot force unnatural change.

Life will corrupt, in its ways.

And colour actions accordingly.

But you cannot force it,

You may not ask it of me.

I am incorruptible to all but time

And myself.