It is only when we come of age
that we realize the deficiency
of the seed that formed us.
Had we known of our frailty earlier,
we might have prepared better
to suffer. But as silly infants
we were fondly given to think
that we were meant only for health
and happiness. So when we suddenly
discover our flawed inheritance,
how can we own up to our woe?
heirs to our flaws and sorrows,
noticing their own incompleteness
come of age
to take our place in the world.
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