The secret deeds
Of daredevils and dreamers,
Leaders, lovers, and liars,
Always climbing higher,
Striving to see past the trees.
Of a story we’d forgotten,
Locked beyond our
From an age where men and women lived.
Vivid and vibrant,
Big- and bright-minded,
Defiant of mountains,
They drowned in their daydreams.
Their goal was to climb,
But they couldn’t brave the dry,
Created and sent as a fence to the sky.
Of climbing and striving and dying,
They taught themselves to fly.