Sweat drips. Calfs pound. Countless hours. Clock wound.
Eternity within reach. Mustering focus and grit. Heartbeats collectively accelerate. This is it.
Calculated chaos. Preparation unfolds. Certainty to panic. A sight to behold.
When seconds last hours. Men become boys. Factions are selected. Billions ride on a toy.
The balance of life. One anointed. One relieved.