Graduation Means that Now You Must

Music: The Art of the Fugue: Contrapuntus 19.
By J.S. Bach. Sequenced by Alessandro Simonetto, at Kunst der Fuge.

Graduation means that now you must
Repay the debt so innocently incurred,
Although the final tally seems absurd,
Demanding more than you consider just.
Unwillingly you had to make your bed
And now must lie in it, though we are all
The better for your choice. We like to call
Individual what is instead
Our common good. We feed on your success,
Nor can we be unscathed by your distress.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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