Deeper than its captivating shape
lies a greater purpose.
So vast and strong,
it rotates laterally
and extends at your will.
It stands strong, defying gravity,
cushioning you for your comfort
and holding your pelvis still.
So appreciate it for more than its curves:
Stand tall, and thank your behind
when you bend.
For it is greater than
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