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Choose among the errors

given to you

but choose right.

Might it not be wrong

to do the right thing

at the wrong moment

or right

to do the wrong

at the right moment?

One false step

never to be made good.

The right error

should you miss it

may never come again.

Should the Occasion Arise

Hans Magnus Enzensberger

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