Prompt

When was there an ask for an ask
Sounds like an ear for an ear
A lectern is here
I will read

Emphasis yours
Such are the conditions
Of this free speech

Duress, noisy suppression
Taken from an unwilling mouth
Under terms unfavorable
To the soul's freedom

Metaphors be damned
I will only tell it like it is
For the seventeenth circle of hypocrisy
Is reserved for the devil's forked tongue

According to the goods' book
Writers of language get to define it
So dichotomies are as untrustworthy
As this task to which I'm assigned

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