The surface is a safest harbour-
Believe it when it is calm,
When it is reflective of the Moon;
Enjoy it when it is beautiful,
When it is at most tranquil.
The surface is the safest net.
Don't scratch the smooth surface,
Or test the churning currents,
Beneath what you're meant to see-
It is not for you to venture,
Not the depths to traverse,
Nor the core you possess.
Learn to tame your inquisitive beast,
Hide it in the back of your heart-
Take this book by the cover, face value
So that what remains is the distance,
Is the impression of happiness,
And beauty concealing rotting core...
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