Invisible no longer (a poem)

Lots of night-time writing lately…

This is going to be a risk
but there isn’t much choice

Once you start down the hill
momentum builds
until you’re going faster
than a rocket ship
travelling at the speed of light
between fields of gravity

Flight could be a possibility
but don’t count on wings

The best we can come up with
will never be permanent
except as museum pieces

Be happy with acceleration
it’ll get you there in time

Arrival is mainly a construct anyway

Yet at some point we must come to a stop
a chance to take a rest
or make a stand
or simply be seen

Not like that clichéd Roosevelt quote
but on our own terms
on our own stage
in our own spotlight

(27 July 2015—posted July 28)