The problem with a dreamer

Is I dream a web of

Futures for myself—

Five full lifetimes of


Scratching the surface

Of the vastness of Impact

Or Service or Knowledge—

A craving like a drug

And cotton candy.

Anticipatory adrenaline

Beckoning success,

The changes of

The world’s tectonics

As I aid mankind in motion—

Toward what?

As I dream, I realize

Your seldom-seen smile as

You thanked me in secret is

Enough to satiate

Should this life spill

Over too soon.