without understanding

the rules

to the game

in which she never wanted to compete,

she only knows that

she’s lost

.

defeated

by a system

too strong for her,

its victory, one

for which she herself

has unwittingly

worked

.

beaten,

she no longer wants

to play

.

[The title picture is of a sculpture by Grace Erskine Crum entitled ‘Hopelessness]


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