Being tenants of this Earth
we gave praise to spaciousness,
while filling in the barrenness
with mud-huts and sticks.
The challenge and promise
to advance, gave sunlight new meaning:
Fields tilled; berries picked; and,
weather reports, occupied the farmer's thoughts
For stretching into Spring seemed an eye's-blink
of each great leap of an accounts book's
I often think of Armstrong's hand;
the way in which it had blocked-out the Earth.
no longer free of an individuals destiny,
seeks the smallness
of great things.
This is what the Sharecropper knew,
as those first steps were taken,
and, our deeds,
in a Timeless, transcendent,
`x~William H. Balzac ~ copyright~7/20/09.