And if I push back against the tide
will they still deem me mad
when the moon shifts in its orbit?
And if I meet the river head-on
will they still deem me foolish
when the river seeks an easier path to the sea?
And if I cause the mountains to tremble
am I still a daydreamer
if I stand on plains of my making?
And if I fail and I diminish
will they deem me human
that I could not accomplish great things?
Kings Mountain, NC
February 2, 2006