zen and the circular walking dead
by Andrea Elizabeth
Serenity spiral labyrinth walks are the bomb.
I was peacefully and passively walking on it until you pushed me off.
Then I went the other way to avoid you and there you were again!
I hopped over to the next row and was peaceful for 180 degrees and the inevitable made my blood boil.
I lost the chicken game.
Why am I always the one to give in?!
Because I would rather lose than be a jerk.
And I’d rather think you a jerk than my victim.
But that makes you a victim of my criminology.
I let you think that you can make others be chicken victims too.
I should have slammed into you.
But what if we were both too wounded by the collision to fight the new person who has a knife?
Pacifist stories are interesting. Like Morgan Jones, Friendly Persuasion, Big Country, and Coward of the County.
They usually eventually put up a fight. But that makes them to be the best kind, a reluctant warrior.