Chasing after something that the world
has decreed is good for me;
even in fullness never enough,
for someone had more than me!
Higher, faster, stronger. Move!
for what is stillness, but sloth?
For that which we value we need more
though all else may be lost!
In pursuit of demanding mammon
all my days till now were spent.
In the race, I left life behind
clutching at empty recompense!