the space-walk sutra vi

by Paul-Henri Campbell


the space-walk sutra vi

vi. the theory of elevation, continued

and now i am walking in space,
proof that it's possible
and the token that hundreds remain
witness to the futile vanity of their aspirations.
they are left to the whips and scorns of time
as long as they live with the knowledge
that they perhaps could have been …
i am proof
that they tried
and that it somehow never worked out.