He sat down on a stone,
and thought about Charlotte,
her never ending support that he finally brooke
and then the end in
He thought about the absence at father’s funeral,
and the hard words that made his mother cry.
All the years of solitude getting ready for this expedition.
He looked upward, tracing and memorizing the line for his final climb.
He could do it.
He should do it…
Then, sighing, he rose,
and as he turned his back to the ominous peak,
he knew he was a free man.
always has a prize
worth to pay?
February 17, 2013