Reaching For

I set out
to find a place I had not seen
but I believed

I walked
a road that stretched
and vanished into the horizon

I grew tired
but walked still

I grew hungry
but walked still

toward that horizon
that never grew closer

my feet
grew painful

my legs
shook with each step
my lips
were cracked with thirst

when I could no longer walk
I crawled

when I could no longer crawl
I reached

toward that horizon

toward that place I had never seen
but I still believed it was real