One unblessed being

One unblessed being
Came forward to make an offering.
There were even subtler,
Almost unguessable fractures.
Everything went up in flames.

Nothing, however, emerged.
Eventually, everyone became
Acclimated to the dim light.
Of the many attempts
Few examples survive.

The attribution was controversial,
But we were fascinated by the coincidences.
The method of construction
Was well-suited to the impairment,
But sought a convincing explanation.

Finally the shrine was dismantled,
Reluctantly, but without regret.
Some thought it was a failure
Of the imagination; others
Turned out to be free.


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