Wednesday, June 8, 2011

An Ambitious Case Against Envy and Ambition

It’s natural to want to be someone else.
Yeats would agree, and Nietzsche,
the most natural of men, might too.
But what about wanting to be some other thing?
I want to be a pinecone, for example.
One without any grand plans of becoming a tree.
It’s difficult to imagine anything more natural
than that, try as you might to disagree with me.