The Stepwise Palace - a FSVO sequence
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Ascending to a chamber high and bright
In which a hundred thousand worlds are shown
Communing each to each: for in the night
That FERMI though so still, exchange has grown,
But only by mature species known.
So adolescents, socially outgunned,
Will in the grandest ballroom feel alone
And sit in silence, like a mullet stunned,
Or blurt inanities, then wonder why they’re shunned.