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I have tithed my life away
until so little yet remains;
all others have had much to say
about these honest gotten gains.

And now, I’m whittled to the core
with just a mind prepared to lose.
This is the limit -know the score-
this greatest strength I’ve yet to use

rebuilding self in mirrored view
of what had been before the fast,
externalizing soul to true,
becoming what endures at last.

Take heed, for now is worth the pain
for healing broken body’s gain.