there is value in

there is value in
a man who polices him-
self – desire reined in,

folly avoided – heart, a
deferred gratification


      • Audrey Chin

        HI Yi Ching

        I didn’t use the exact words but the image stuck in my mind.
        You can read about the man by googling As the Heart Bonds Break in goodreads or amazon.
        The novel was a finalist for the Singapore Literature Prize 2014 and also nominated for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2015 so the lines were an inspiration indeed.

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