John Greening

Two Roads

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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.