Do nothing, they said, the world is a maze of mutual interlocking where one leads to another and no case resembles the next.
She pushed open the glass door and found everyone for themselves and devil take the hindmost. The rich affected shibboleths of spurious grace and dubious favour while the poor were the same everywhere.
Do nothing for anyone, they said, for each must rise or fall by their own undoings to prove victors have merit. Our human race is less a family than a mad dash to safety.
Ah, let them call her Simple and lock her away …