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Fragile Things Are Beautiful

Fragile things are beautiful

Especially when they're broken

But beauty has a nasty bite

When it is awoken

Dreams have a power to delight

Especially when they're spoken

But delight has bad side effects

That hide behind net curtains

Between dream and sleep you find belief

Your cache of secret tokens

Spend them well and will you be

Happy in your dreams

Of delightful beauty that

Fractures when it grieves?

Fragile things are beautiful

But beauty is obscene