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Still Beneath the Hare
unknown

As told from a cynic.

You can stay in your shell, that’s fine.
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You were slow anyway.
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But luckily for you you can compensate
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for ineptitude by increasing the magnitude
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of your participation in ethical matters such
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as whether a man that has committed murder
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to his reputation should be executed on charges
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of first degree
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stupidity. Don’t sweat it. All you have to
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do is sit in your little home and pound a gavel—
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oh. Forgot your hands don’t have fingers. And of course
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you don’t know how to grasp knowledge.
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Perhaps it’s time for you to exit your shyness and do
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something wild, even if it means destroying how people
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identify you. Wildness can be a refreshing start.
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You, dear friend, wouldn’t understand that. Though I do
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advise that you revise yourself and at least come out
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of the closet so that you can mentally capture or
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at least attempt, to possess
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gay joy, even if it is excessive.
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17 Jul 06


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