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      The stirred pool settles
    The ripples subside
  Still still water
Just a bathing bowl wide
  Sacred smoke wreathes
    And curls about Shaman's head
      In his framed reflection
Which suddenly instead
Is replaced by future scenes
Laid there for Shaman's eyes
     So Shaman looks
   And Shaman cries
 He is shown
   Given the choice
      Chooses to continue
       As his peoples` voice
The vision clears
And in its place
The sad sad image
Of Shaman's face
    The sacred smoke stirs
   And with a little moan
 Shaman accepts
He is again alone
To lead
To guide
The dreadful vision
Buried deep inside
The bathing bowl is emptied
It's once speaking waters cast
Across open ground to become
Future mixed with past

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