January 31, 2020

Are You Stuck in the Rat Race?

Abi Lewis, 40

ARE YOU STUCK IN THE RAT RACE?

IN IT TO WIN IT

On your marks, Get set,

GO GO GO GOALS

Set your goals

Follow your nose.

Nose. To. The. Grindstone

9 to 5

you will grind and the grind will

grind you

down.

It’s all about the £

Heart pounding, head pounding, pavement pounding

pounding you

What a rush.

Rush. Rush. Rush.

Rush hour

Rush our rush

Rush Hour Crush

Crushing you

(The rat is crushed)

Work hard

Hard work

Turn that wheel rat

keep the wheel moving

Spin it to win it

Stuck on the wheel rat

You can lose by a whisker.

So keep racing

forward-facing

full speed pacing

keep your head down.

If you win the rat race, rat,

You won it rat

You sure are a winner,

but you’re still a rat, rat.

This digital MS Paint illustration depicts a wriggling mass of rodents, ‘THE RAT KING.’ This is a strange natural phenomenon whereby a number of rats all become entangled and rooted together by intertwined and bound tails, essentially living as one creature. This odd occurrence is both fascinating and horrifying with a supernatural undertone and is said to be a bad omen.

RATKING, MS Paint digital drawing