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A Tower Fallen

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There's a tower.

The people around it marvel and push it on, telling it to reach higher.

So it reaches further into the heavens, trying to match the expectations it's been given.

But it's weak. The foundation rattles and the walls start to sway by hairs.

But it persists. It builds higher, taking on new tenets and diversions, because the worse thing it can do is let down the people below.

And it shakes. The internal stress causes internal confliction. Internal fractures and broken support. But no-one is the wiser.

The tower holds on, rising higher. They can't know, lest it be abandoned and condemned.

But the weight above compiles, the foundation starts to give. Things slip by, steal cracks-- yet no-one, somehow, seems to be the wiser.

The tower builds higher. It breaks so closely to the heavens.

Then it falls.

Everything that it's worked so hard to build tumbles to the world below in a torrent of angst, self doubt, and failure.

What is the tower to do when those th…