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Tears and Stains

Donald P. Goodman III

Version 1.0,
The purest wool is ruined by the smallest stain, which sinks into the fabric like a pestilence; no thread, however clean, corruption can contain what wrecks the cloth more thoroughly than violence; for mending fixes tears, such that no wound remain, a whole restored through work applied with excellence; but filth persists no matter how much strength and strain might be applied, no matter with what diligence it's scrubbed and scour'd; indeed, the cloth is made more frail the more we try to cleanse it with more virulence; no tear cannot be fixed, but stains forever ail; all power known to man to purify will fail.