the mountain

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: July 06, 2016

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A week’s march into the mountains

When your feet are more blister than skin

When drinking water is a process - not an act

And your waist is far too thin;

A week’s march into the mountains

When food is getting scarce

When your canopy is the Milky Way

And glacial silence fills the air

When you’re a week’s march into the mountains

When your soul and soles lay raw and bare

Beauty leaves no room for pain

And your illusions disappear

- In the absence of youths wrath and fear

What is important becomes clear


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