Falling partners

This latest ascent, I took first lead;

we both recalled it from fresher years,

when we were newer, climbing harder,

reckless in our need to succeed.


The route seemed changed to older eyes;

we move in measured, smaller ways,

with precision, our motions steady,

we're still compelled to climb when ready.


Living insists we accept the belay

today, but maybe someday, maybe soon,

Something will change, our head or our heart,

but now, hold the rope and we'll make a start.

◄ Road Kill

Not over til the pinny strings ping ►


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Dave Bradley

Tue 5th Feb 2013 00:06

You're back! I like this. It invites the reader to both feel life and think about it. The climbing image is effective, doubly so because you're clearly drawing on your own experience.

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