Fifth Pillar

(Inspired by Sun Tzu)

A table needs but four legs.
Any less and it becomes unstable.
Add another and it is always askew.

The fifth pillar need not be strong.
Only angled and similar to the rest.
At any place under the table place it.

Now your shift begins. Now you see.
Any longer and you move balance away.
Any shorter and the illusion of reliability

It is only there to ruin. The terrible pillar.

Copyright 2003 by pauly hart

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