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  • Long ago, the engineer of the world
    blocked off all the tunnels
    to the temples beneath the crust.

    Long ago, the manager of the world
    cut off all the stairs
    to the paradise beyond the clouds

    Long ago, the seamstress of the world
    sewed up all the rifts
    between this universe and the others

    Long ago, the electrician of the world
    turned off all the lights
    in the next frontier we've yet to explore

    Long ago, the poets of the world
    dreampt of a connection
    so strong that it could
    navigate the tunnels of the earth
    soar beyond the clouds
    echo beyond space and time
    and shine like a lantern with
    each new step forward in the dark

    Long ago, the poets of the world
    dreampt about us.
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