one should not feel compelled to climb a mountain
simply because it is there.
We ask, What if the mountain was not there?
this would not be the first illusion I’ve
encountered that got me winded.
Maybe these so-called ‘mountains’ are
really just phantasms created by our
climbers sometimes fall off of.
Part 2: What Price Abs?
In my family we have a story,
how, after my birth,
my father climbed Raymond Mountain,
and upon reaching the top
lifted my newly born self
high into the sky,
and in a strong, proud voice, said, “One!”
Then he lowered me back down,
but then quickly lifted me back up again.
“Two!” Said my father.