The Ambitious

I haven't shone                     
                        thus far. 
I haven't shone                     
                        at all.                
                Not that time                             
                                   has stopped.               
               Not that the ambition                                     
                                           has long                                              
                                                      died out. 

I simply haven't shone,                             
Not a single glimmer                          
                             has come out                                       
                                                 of me, 
not a single ray                      
                         of light.  

I am still engulfed                         
                              in the night                                      
                                                   of mediocrity.