The Neatest Trick                                              

            One may quibble
            But the second neatest trick
            Appears to be that suffering
            Is something we can’t do without,
            A foretaste, as it were, of inescapable
            The necessary price of joy
            There’s no dispute, however,
            That the neatest one of all
            Has been to make us think
            That we are most alive and well
            When others take the


            Emanuel E. García, Sinking In, One Hundred Poems2013

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