Personal Responsibility

Where we are right now is the end result
of all the choices made throughout our days;
and while we blame the universe, the fault
is mostly our own. The universe pays

in the same currency we freely spend
(often on credit without awareness
of the huge debt we will owe in the end).
It must be said, though, in all fairness,

when we ask the universe for a thing,
that we offer what we hope is a fair
trade, but don’t really have any clue
of its opinion of our reckoning;
shunning our sacrifice, it looks elsewhere,
taking in its own coin balances due.

04 FEB 2003

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