Intrepid climbers topped the news
And earned such well-deserved reviews;
Confronted by sheer cliff of rock,
They made it to the very top.
The rest of us? Our daily lives
Adventure (of a sort) provides…
We draw no notice, looks or glares;
We climb each day, but mostly stairs.
And truly if it’s not too bold —
The sheer we face? Sheer gall, we’re told.
Consider thus the daily plights
Of those of us afraid of heights.