Dunedin revisited

Here is where the first expedition
(as good a name as any)
Began and foundered.
No reason to expect the second
Will be more successful.

Daily our egotism threatens it 
With failure.
Learning to concede defeat
Readily, if not graciously
Might exorcise our pride

But ‘seeing each other through’
To the end
(whatever that might be)
Depends on loving each other
More than loving ourselves.