on the way up

it begins
with ambition.
for now i am
ignorant,
unaware of the future’s potential.

life becomes a series
of ladders
to climb.

each ladder becomes
taller than the
last,
new rungs added as
plans unfold and
i learn of
new possibilities.

keep on climbing
and others endorse
this ambition
in tones normally reserved for
people worthy of
reverence.

endless goals later
and i still haven’t
got all i
wanted.

i’ve just grown older.

i don’t know how to
slow down now,
don’t know anything about
myself but
everything
about my profession.

there’s always more
to achieve:
these goals have become
endless.

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