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Some people build little
shrines on the side of
the road to rules, miles
of scrolls that detail
every law to the letter.
They chain themselves
to these shrines and wail
at passers-by in hopes
that some might join them
there.

I always want to tell them
to stand up, shrug off their shackles.
It's far too hard for anyone to dance
weighed down like that.