Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Path Defined

What moves a
man to do
the impossible
the un-seemly
the unwise?
Why
must he accomplish that
which has not been done before
by him
--and perhaps no one?
What moves him to encounter danger
and thrill?
Low in the valley
he must embrace the dangerous sheer
paths,
think about every step
fraught with slippery struggle
to surmount the peak
and gain from the mountain
he respects
and fears.

Marsha Salerno 2008

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