Some fusions last and others end,
some mergers work and others don’t.
What might be guarantees sufficient
for higher chances of success?
Some pundits say odds best are reckoned
by looking at the blends of talent.
We find these ancient images
with notes from their historians
to document their circumstances
from lo these many years ago
and then we see that they are us—
our early selves till now forgotten.
Upon my death I shall receive
access to knowledge vast and deep,
I am assured by sages wise.
But just in case I’ll take precautions
to balance acts in this life wisely
and strive my promises to keep.