Poemdog

Dogs 2019

EVEREST
(2/7/19)


maybe
I'm old

maybe
I'm a coward

but I see
nothing heroic
about doing
something
that has
been done
so many times
before

something
that really
has no
social value

something
that puts
others
at risk
as much
as the primarily
participants

I wonder
when they
lie there

on some isolated
mountain slope

exhausted

freezing
to death

if they'd
rather
be home

holding
their loved
ones

instead
of pursuing
some empty
ego fix

a fleeting
adrenaline
rush

I wonder
if they believe
that the effort
is worth
the sacrifice

worth
their demise

their suffering
families

suffering
friends

but oh

the idiotic
drama
involved

sure makes
for a great
movie