And settling for less is seen as defeat
It is brave to wait and listen
To put daisies on a chain
And watch the world go by.
It is harder to ignore a seduction of game changers,
who slip out of the loop when their race is run.
Or wait for a moment to catch a breath,
share a line with an old friend
Spin a tale on a bar stool
Play it for laughs in a friendly game.
A subversion of to be in it is to win it
A mantra for living in a material world
When the heartless take heart
in the failure of giving
and a give away is another way
to buy the loyalty of innocence
when children are the growing consumer.
The middle ground is a dangerous place
it is attacked from all sides
it is a precarious fence
a foot in both camps
a lack of commitment
and a fear of failure
to go for the burn and feel the fear
to do it anyway, the excuse
for passing on by
when helping the other is an obstacle to
achievement when your brother is a rival
and the apprentice the master.