We built our castles in the air;
high above all else, they towered in the sky.
We thought ourselves impregnable, and so we were
to all attacks but one – time.
We left our fortress in the hopes
some coming day would bring
a reversal of our fortunes,
Until the fateful moment our aspirations crumbled at a word,
and we found ourselves in line behind the common folk
preparing for the coming storm,
willing to kill their fellow man
for milk and bread and beer.