Neil Armstrong just after his walk on the moon.

He stepped out
for us all
onto the dust
onto the light
surface of the Moon.

We stood in awe
in that moment
looking up and out

‘…mankind’ he said
a single word for all
perhaps the most important word
on Earth.

Let us hope to follow
in that footstep
into the dust
into the light
united in that single cause


© Oonah V Joslin August 26 2012

I hope the future does you Justice, Neil
You did a good job up there