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The Balance Machine
opal

The balance machine
 1
helps you hold on
 2
to the best moments of your life
 3
with proficient grace.
 4
 
 
Its effortless cogs and fluent flywheels
 5
mean no more obliteration of moments
 6
when life was a dive in the cherry bowl,
 7
or having to ask another what you did
 8
in order to recall that crucial time.
 9
 
 
Press its golden button
 10
and the balance machine
 11
demonstrates perfect timing.
 12
Goodbye to getting stuck
 13
at the point in the argument
 14
when outpourings of bile and venom
 15
corrode the tender carapace of your mind.
 16
 
 
The balance machine ensures
 17
that only the sweet kiss of reconciliation
 18
remains instead, and though not unscathed,
 19
you appear to the world at least,
 20
unblemished.
 21

23 Feb 07


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