Liability

Am I
Just
Pluses and minuses on a line
The sum of my parts
Am impossible derivative
A reduction of meaning

Positive
Or negative
Revealed in painstaking comparison
No absolutes
Or at least very few

Benefits
Overshadowed
By potential downturns at every junction
Quantities unknown
Safest to save
Expecting the fall from grace
Contracting inward below the surface
Quietly subtracting from truth
And calling it rational

But
Not sunk
Not yet
Bubbles rising up
Pressure on the balance
Dancing around ones and zeroes

Arcs where once angles
Stood
An implicit formula
Of mind nested with flesh once in arrears
Retreating backward
From freshly rooted soul
Multitudinous possibility
Blooms net positive

Once a liability
Moderated by hope
Transitions to an integrated whole
A treasured asset

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