The minimalists.

The minimalists.

A Poem by andrew mitchell

Life is
minimising
your risks
against
the opportunists
who wish to
take your life away
earlier than you
expected.

Keep moving
or be devoured,
for in the laws
of the Jungle
everyone is prey.

Look at every turn
for is your shadow
loyal?

The claw will slash
and the tooth will rend,
there cannot be
a happy end.

© 2021 andrew mitchell


Author's Note

andrew mitchell
The last stanza is not my own, an excerpt taken from the series Penny Dreadful.

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minimal amount of words to describe a minimal chance for happy ever after.

Posted 1 Week Ago


andrew mitchell

1 Week Ago

Thank you for your words J.
OK, now tell us the downside.

Posted 1 Week Ago


andrew mitchell

1 Week Ago

Haha thanks John, it’s a scary world.
A whisper of light shines through...
a shadow will follow... when falls the dew.
gently, Pat

Posted 1 Week Ago


andrew mitchell

1 Week Ago

Thank you Pat.

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