• Ah, what balance is needed at
    the edges of such an abyss.
    I am left alone on the surface
    of a turning planet. What
    to do but, like Michelangelo's
    Adam, put my hand
    out into unknown space,
    hoping for the reciprocating touch?

    "Between Here and Now" by R. S. Thomas, ("Threshold", p. 110), 1981.