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He cuts away gold-threaded robes,

rips the collar from his voice,

kicks away the leaded boots

and finds that he can dance

beyond the trappings

of the mortar

and the folly of prestige.

And as he breaks the bindings

that had camouflaged his heart

he sees a new light

in the mirror

and finally meets himself.


(c) 1996, 2016  Betty Hayes Albright

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