Cycle on My Troubling Lack of Ambition

by Karen Gsteiger

deadlines loom, and piles

of paper gather dust. time

to check my email.

i could probably

find a better-paying job.

but that's a real pain.

i used to go to

the gym daily. now the pounds

creep back while i laze.

when i was thirteen,

i swore i'd live in london.

why am i stuck here?

my magnum opus

is stuck at chapter three. just

like all the others.