I tried, but I could never catch you. I could see you in horizons tinted blue by distance where my vision failed, and though I ran and ran, my stride just never measured up. Another step, another day to fail. Another flagging sunset, and the grass is always green and always just another step away.
I tried, but I was ever short, and even in your evening when the sun was low and sinking red, I reached and reached but never gained. And now I’ve finally made it here, a step beyond the peak on which I stood you. And now I look behind and only see the shadow that I tow.