You Cannot Get Away from Being Plural

Music: If.
By Peter Rudenko. Performed by Peter Rudenko at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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You cannot get away from being plural;
On you must rest the burden of my sin.
Moreover, your self-portrait is a mural,
Kaleidoscope of all you've touched within.
In what you say I find my inspiration,
Perhaps unfairly making you my guide.
Penitence presumes that expectation,
Uniting others' sins with yours inside,
Relating my pretense to your false pride.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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