Ambition stopped watching traffic
Brushed the breadcrumbs from its shirt
And stayed in the same place
-But everything has changed.

Last week,
Strong jaws and sharp teeth
Gripped the heel of dormant future
And woke it up in strange surroundings
-It closed its eyes to think.

Patience can be part of the proceeding,
Stillness part of the stepping.

Ambition in the same place, will cast a different shadow
Breathing in the eyes that witness blood,
Storing up the giving
-Because everything is changing.

Next week,
The sting in each step should still be there
Keeping future awake to the present
Because they will meet
-Like flame and gun powder.

But there is patience in the proceeding,
And stillness in the stepping forward.

October 2010


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