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Layers of hot steam beckon,
My damp finger
spells out, can you do it?
Can you risk loss or punishment?
One thought carriage hooks onto another,
raising more questions in one’s mind,
Can you risk above your complacency?
Move beyond all culture you have confined?
Why listen to the trail of your conscience?
Incompleteness and guilt build
Why make your judgements meet your ideals?
Don’t you want the comfort of your baby skin filled?
Imagine a world without rules,
no one cared what your thought or did
Could you hold your ground?
Or, would you need to sit and listen with a lid?
Are you going along,
even though you know it’s wrong?
Are rewards and punishments taken in stride?
Many uncomfortable moments are prolonged.
Slipping backwards with a thud,
Be courteous but not a limpet
Be a good loser and a good winner held
Maybe you won’t find the answer,
There is resolution to your uncertainty
Make others feel wonderful,
Stay vulnerable and open to mysteries, artfully
...Have patience with everything that remains unresolved in your heart, live in question...— Rainer Maria Rilke
My conscience right now
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