Apollo 11: Still go for TLI

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.

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