The backbone of man is supposed to hold
us upright and cushion the walking.
So if it’s weak we simply fold,
not only literally talking.
As it consists of several bits
that allow some flexible motion
between each part a softer disc sits.
See movements of whales in the ocean.
Supplied with a backbone we needn’t be strict,
only true to our convictions.
In the course of time the strictest edict
might have to put up with restrictions.