Steeped unconsciousness



one should not feel compelled

to climb a mountain simply


it is there.

I 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


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

into the sky.

And in a strong, proud voice,

said, “One!”

Then he lowered me

back down,

but then slowly lifted me

back up again.

“Two!” Said my father.

18 thoughts on “Steeped unconsciousness

  1. You hit the peak there! Brilliant treffing as always, tref. A small entry in the McDonald’s Encylopedia of Franchise Mountaineering states: “McScout’s diary. June 1935. Day Fifteen. Lost several of our McMountaineer team to a midday avalanche. This was followed by a Yak attack resulting in the loss of our cook. Will not resort to cannibalism unless absolutely Mcnecessary. Day Sixteen. Finally reached the summit without further losses and prepared to unfurl our Mcflag. But confound it, Wimpy Grills had beaten us to the top, and all our efforts had been in vain.” [Wimpy Grills not to be confused with ‘Bear Grylls’ or the ‘George Foreman Grill’]

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