The Rhythm of the City

Another day.

So he rises from his house of cardboard and rotting blankets to greet the dawn. He lights the remainder of a cigarette discarded in the gutter overnight.

Slowly, slowly the rhythm of a city envelopes him and a tune comes to life in his mind. A song is singing in his ear ….

‘I’ve spent my days just chasing shadows
Looking for a winner
Set in my ways I have become
An unrepentant sinner
Surrounded by the also-rans
My fans are full time losers
They’re junkies, drunks and prostitutes
But beggars can’t be choosers
.’

Such is life.

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Carrot Ranch Challenge

99 words – no more, no less.

12 thoughts on “The Rhythm of the City

      1. Not at all my friend, l really liked that a hell of a lot, it was powerfully expressed and succinct.

        Such is life as an ending encapsulated everything about it in a way that was profound.

        So thank you for writing it.

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