Grain

They say hardship is the seed of greatness;
That every pearl forms with a grain of sand
itching inside a mollusk.
But why is a pearl grander than a clam?
A pearl does not breathe. A pearl does not
filter. A pearl is good only for viewing –
a great thing aught be good for more,
and alleviate, not grow from, suffering.

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