my ambition

elephant

my ambition
grows so much smaller
with my aging
i used to want so much
for myself
and now i want everything
for you
i used to want the fast car
the hot bod
gold soup
and silver jism
no more
i don’t want to be known
half as much
as i want to know everyone else
my ambition
is so tiny
i can be fulfilled
just by touching every human heart
in the world
or half the hearts
of all the dogs

—Don Whittington

puppycats

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