July 25: Epilogue
Fifty years ago,
the crew was back,
Mission Control was silence,
the great deed done,
the martyred President memorized,
the godless foe vanquished,
the world, if for a moment, united
in an experience that many expressed
in a transcendent light as
the greatest week since Creation,
the most momentous event since life
lifted itself out of the seas,
humankind making the first step to the stars.
We know what happened
to that grand unity, idealistic vision.
We know, and so lets leave the story
there, without limits
when the entire world appeared to be
Go for TLI.
Then, fifty years ago, and perhaps now again.