Ascension

In the realm of the eagle,
Stretching from the oceans' shores,
To the crops of the cragged mountain tops,
A fountain of freedom pours.

For those of us mere mortals
Who aspire to reach those heights,
The seemingly straightforward journey
Is really a series of flights.

At times, in doubt or indecision,
Such a destination seems unattainable,
Yet if your goals are true to your heart,
Your efforts will be sustainable.

- Jon Parise