On Second Thoughts,

by Siddiq Islam

that thing I had planned to do
was probably not that great of an idea

Silly concoctions of the mind
break away,
biscuit crumbs soaking
in the Earl Grey of common sense.

‘Swap unrealities
for sturdy, long-term investments,’ they tell me.‘
Just like crypto!’
On second thoughts, maybe not …

And on third thoughts, swim in it.
Drown and laugh in the stupidity of my intentions.
Everything I do was that great of an idea

The Poor Print

The Poor Print is the student-run newspaper of Oriel College, Oxford, with contributions from members of the JCR, MCR, SCR and staff. New issues are published fortnightly during term. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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