Ambition is like the fizz in soda
In more ways than one
If you drink soda, you would know
The effect of that fizz alone on your body
It’s refreshing and surprising and it keeps the drink good
Good for shelving for a really long time
And so you put this carbon dioxide, this bad air, into a flavour
And it becomes the commodity of the moment
Everyone wants to buy it. Everyone needs it
Everyone walks around with one in their hand and oh man! if you had one you were golden
And if you finished a soda, you just chucked the bottle and get a new one because you didn’t want to be out of style after all
Everyone wants soda
And as the demand grows so does the supply
And the process of buying and chucking goes back and forth betwixt the two until
Much like everything else we come around the cycle and then they don’t really want soda. We want water, they say
Soda’s bad for you. You should drink water.
A couple of years ago wine was bad for you
Now you’re encouraged to take a little “for your health”
Who’s to say that that won’t be a trend too years from now?
Everyone wants soda until nobody wants soda
After everyone has learned soda making
But unfortunately, I am neither the soda maker nor the consumer
in this parable, I am the soda
Pumped full of ambition, flavoured and ready, good for shelving for a long time
The only thing is I’ve been shaken up and I’m ready to explode.
No one wants soda though. No one will buy.
And so I sit. And fizz.