So interconnected is this world...

Surely there is something to be served
as a result of my time in this place.

Certainly it proves who my loyal friends are.

It gives me time for introspection,
time to choose with care
the next steps of my life.

I know who, and what, I miss the most.

I know which people and processes
could go on without me,
and which would crumble in my absence.

Something is distilled in this place,
and the taste is not altogether bitter.

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