Friday, October 19, 2012

Apex



     I have always been intrigued by Mount Everest.

     My entry in this week's challenge is in honour of all of those climbers, professional, amateur and local, who risk the wrath of the Mountain Gods for the chance to stand on the highest point on Earth.                                          

     The wish to find the strength to ascend, the loftier wish to summit and the perspective-laden wish to descend safely comprise my three wishes.



Apex

Frostbitten.
Edema-ravaged.
A lifetime's ambition in trade for
One
More
Step.
In line.
In sunshine.
On the Roof of the World.
Momentarily.
Still north of the Hillary Step.
When pray flags stiffen.


Trifecta