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Life Changes



A colossal dressing room, open and ready to be used, magical and irresistible, creating a longing in you to try things on.
Enter in curiosity but have no fear.
Life changes are leading you here.
You can slip in and out of an endless sea of garments; try them on and see for yourself how it fits and feels.
No rules, no regulations, only curiosity is cheering you on—don’t be shy—roam around and experiment.
Pulling out the newest style, because everyone is wearing it; squeezing in, skin-tight “ugh,” but at least you fit in!
We try things on that make us look like a fool down the line; ashamed and embarrassed, disappearing under a layer of lies, too naive to realize that the mind created the theme.
Tucking and pulling, cramming a body into a compact suit, all depending on the role you’re playing, according to the character in your script.
We try things on; if it fits impeccably, we walk around enveloped in delight, fully confident that we have found ourselves—or have we?
Now and then we wear strange things, getting shoved into formal attire, even though we dislike what we wear—would you agree?
Occasionally people filch costumes, trying ridiculously hard to make them fit, thinking that no one will spot it—how meaningless, we all saw it.
At the core, there is a self, owning various ensembles, explicitly designed for sporadic use.
Let life be a fun-filled, exciting, and creative journey through the entire enchanting dressing room.
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Submitted by nadin_h on January 27, 2021

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Scheme ABCDEFGHIIJKL
Characters 1,452
Words 249
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 13

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