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Two Roads

9 August 2014

9:00 AM

9 August 2014

9:00 AM

There are the fast people
who check their emails hourly,
engage with Twitter and multi-
task their way through the day.

And there are the slow ones
who never reply even to your third
request, and almost miss
meetings and prefer pencil.


The first — the fast — will be
up to advise the worm,
to value the cup, to out-tweet
all competitors, whatever.

The last (the least hurried),
nevertheless, and surprisingly
it has to be said, will,
as in fact it turns out,

succeed just as well,
catching what the others
were moving so quickly they missed:
the prize deep-feeders.


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