in the final analysis, 

it may not be simply

naked ambition that drives

us unto the breach again, 

and again.


Or if ambition, it is fueled

by the desire to join a conversation,

one that started before we got here, 

and one that will continue long after.


Ambition drives us into battle

but we happen upon the table, 

and someone asks us about our

day or life, 


and what do we make of it?