Kaolin Fire with GUD Issues 0 through 5

kaolin fire presents :: writing :: poetry :: Overwhelmed


there are many mountains
in my mind
begging to be climbed
each requiring a careful and

scientist, lover, artist: each
a separate ascent --
perseverance and wit and
logic and leaps of fancy
through dangerous terrain;

upon each path i need (
a rest
a niche
a view
) that both justifies the climb so far
and reminds me of the top;
gathering strength
for the climbs to come.

at any moment there is the
of the height
the winds
the drop
the ground;
the fear of falling,
the fear of stopping,
the fear of climbing on.

I am soooo fake pre-loading this image so the navigation doesn't skip while loading the over state.  I know I could use the sliding doors technique to avoid this fate, but I am too lazy.