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Out-Of-Body Experience

While I was walking alone on the beach I was confronted with an eerie sight My body was casting two shadows One on the left and one more on the right They were having a loud conversation Both unconcerned that I might overhear The topic my current situation And how all of us had ended up here. The shadow on the left appeared cautious He hesitated each time that he spoke. The shadow on the right was more raucous More overbearing and quick with a joke. Why is it you're always so worried And prevent him from sleeping at night You are going to drive the man crazy Quipped the irreverent one on the right There's a time and a place to be flippant All life's problems can't be solved with a joke I'm not saying there's no place for humor The left shadow took a pause and then spoke. The conversation was not Socratic It more resembled a tv discourse Table pounding and shouting trumped reason I was saddened but remembered the source.

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