Today I climbed a mountain.

Today I climbed a mountain
And wrote a poem about it.
The mountain was easier.
There are no cairns in poetry.
No piles of rock to guide you safely
To the top.
And back.
Just blank spaces and crossed out things
You wish you’d never said.
You know where you are on a mountain.
So, tomorrow I will climb another one.
It will be easier than finding the words.

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“The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of the Pennines in Northern England in the historic county of Yorkshire, most of it in the Yorkshire Dales National Park created in 1954.”

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