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In the Kingdom of the Blind

In the kingdom of the blind, they say,

the one-eyed men will reign.

Then nothing will the cost defray

 

as our best dreams we soon betray

to tedium and pain.

In the kingdom of the blind, they say,

 

when desire blindly eats away

a hollow in the brain,

then nothing will the cost defray.

 

Those parasite regrets will lay

their virus in the vein,

in the kingdom of the blind, they say,

 

and hatch out disappointment grey,

a cold and septic stain.

Then nothing will the cost defray,

 

and no-one will the curse unsay

that binds us to this chain

in the kingdom of the blind, they say.

And nothing will that cost defray.

DJR

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