Up! Up! Rises the balloon
Round and round like the moon
Air bouncing inside the room
Free at last from the chest
Cheers accompany it into space
A man-made object on a quest

Spy a bit of colour as it ascends
Yonder sun rays may pierce
A stranger’s bound to encounter a test
Witness or not there’s that eventual burst
Countless fragments is all that remains
Setting free the crew of promise