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Dulled – The Alchemist


You encounter a mysterious man offering you a magic potion that, once sipped, will make one of your senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch) super sharp — but dull the others. Will you sip it, and if so, what sense do you choose?


I saw him standing on the road.

A man with such a heavy load.

He stretched his hand to offer me,

a vial labeled “Drink me, I’m for free”


I shyly moved to take a look,

remembering an ancient book.

Should I risk a tiny taste,

or flee from him with utmost haste?


“I mean no harm”, he said to me,

“I merely wish to set you free.

“One sense is all you really need

and with your other senses freed…”


“…that which you think is now your best,

can really be put to the test.

Just drink & choose …

… which one to use”


I thought about it for awhile.

He waited with an irksome smile.

I turned & ran, ran far away.

I’d deal with him another day!



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