Down sunup slopes piercing Arctic arrows
Feather King Boreas's annual winter's cough
As isobar squeezed gradients loosed expectorant
Piles deep upon cold North's cauldron polar froth .
Formed and carried grains of frozen frost
Covered each known age, just as those long lost
In snow, whether which way from Mother Nature tossed .
Ensconced in caves man left imprints
Lit warm by strike of sparking flints .
In paint, we see their dream wall prints .
Sun, prone to sleep, night outweighs the day.
Hunter- Gatherer's time is up, gone astray ,
From force of seed kissed alive by solar's ray .
Strong roof on sturdy walls rise up supreme to rule .
Fire is furnaced, summer's heat needs air conditioned cool ,
Switch on, behemoths belch electric to turn their tool .
Cape Canaveral stallions saddled up to fly ,
They hurl Universe Masters , pad fired , up to sky .
" Challenger " ORing , Gods fed while wailing widows cry .
Rocketeers know ellipse and find slant of axis way .
But : seed sprout ,bud set, fertile flower's formed fruit
To please bowed heads around a family table at pray,
No ! No ! Not they ! No , not they !
Ronald C . Downie