The point of playing roles is demolishing walls.
Having demolished them renews the heart.
Imagination, though, requires rules,
Restructuring a world with well-wrought tools,
Tempering the wayward will with art.
Yet a game too gated quickly palls.
So ought the character perform the part
In which the player moves as fortune calls,
X-ing out the self the game refuels.
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