The Stepwise Palace - a FSVO sequence
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Figure D27 WATCHER

Sobered, we leave that mournful place
Southward to an adamantine cell
A myriad of mirrors shows each face
In sparkling facets, wonderful to tell.
Here in this crystal, by atomic spell
All that was thought or said, each laugh, each curse
Is stored until the Universe’s knell
The story of your life, your dreams, this verse
Until the very protons shimmer and disperse.