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  • Now is the moment
    We are all
    Cauterized and cremated
    By the Alchemical Sun
    To ashes and dust
    Husks of our former selves

    Out of which
    From spite or respite
    We will rise again
    On painted wings
    Stronger and wiser
    Into a sunrise reborn

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