When the path

Is not clear

And the way ahead

Is obscured

We shift the charge

Call it adventure

And throw fear

To the wayside

Life teaches us

That we rise

Into the invisible


Just a myth

A story we tell

To comfort ourselves

When the ascent

Grows too steep

The peaks hide from view

Just a barely whispered promise

We hope to reach

Someday – Caroline A. Slee

The Ascent

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