A vain and foolish thing

Vain and foolish,

one would not think that with
no animal spirit, nor soul,
no mind of its own,
but an idle thing
could inspire such passion,
such pain, such tearing,
such rending of hearts,
of lives apart;

only with our consent, assent
to live under its power:

we have absolved ourselves
of discernment, of wisdom,
choosing instead the cradle of
a vain and foolish thing.

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