NaPoWriMo 2020 #11 [video]

The Mountain is a Lie

you never question the character of a mountain
until you’re on top of one.
You realize that up here is just like down there,
only higher,
and you feel like you should experience
something more profound than this.

So maybe you post a picture on instagram
of you meditating on the mountain
to give the impression of the profundity
you think you should feel.

You get lots of likes
and people think you’re profound
and you let people think that
because it makes you feel good
and it gets you laid
sometimes.

It doesn’t matter that you’re a fraud
because so is everyone else.

Because nobody feels what they think they should
on top of a mountain.
It’s all propaganda put out by the
mountain industry
to keep people hiking
up listless climes.

7 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2020 #11 [video]

  1. I’ve often felt the same way about jumping out of airplanes ; half way down when the parachute doesn’t open I’d be thinking ‘why didn’t I just stay where I was, what was I trying to prove…?”

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