Naked Ambition – Written August 2017 (Aged 42)

Naked Ambition

when does –
naked ambition
put back on its clothes
when is it comfortable
to pose?
when does desire to move
swap out with ego
and settle down to improve
it is not the power –
or the empire building

when does –
naked ambition
look like –
a valid path choose
when does –
become self indulgent
when does it become arrogance
i can jangle my key –
as if –
there is a particular clue
when does naked ambition
reveal itself and enter the room?

James Garratt – August 2017

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