The Stepwise Palace - a FSVO sequence
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Spiraling down a sinkhole ringed with stairs
We descend once more into the ground.
A watery cave we find, with humid airs
Deep in darkness, but even here are found
Strange forms of life: bats that see with sound,
Long-legged bugs that palpitate their way
And in the streams translucent fish abound.
Here the OLM blindly hunts its prey,
Obscene and pallid worm, best hidden from the day.