Why we Climb. On Hiking

Mount Giewont, Zakopane

Mount Giewont, in Zakopane, Poland, spied through trees. Posted on Instagram

Why we Climb

For some, it is solitude they seek on the mountain trek.
Peace is carved on the twisting climbs,
Focus is honed in monitoring every potentially fatal step.
For me, it is survival in spite of self:
To combat headstrong mind and stubborn limbs.
Every step is battle-led, every sip a call to arms.
Photographs comprise the reconnaissance mission.
There is war raging in the mind,
And a single solider fights for both sides.

snow on Mount Giewont

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