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People emerge and live

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people
emerge
and live,
die, and
re-enter
the way

a third
are
comrades
of life
a third
are
comrades
of death
a third
overvalue
life
and

drift
into death
How
is this?
they try
too hard
to stay
alive
one
who
truly
lives
well
escapes
an army
without
shield
or sword
avoids
tigers
and buffalos
on every
road
a buffalo
could find
no hole
for his horns
a tiger
could claw
no patch
of skin
a sword
could puncture
not one inch
of his belly
why?
there is
just
no space
in him
for death
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