Climb

Climbing

Stumbling

Stones fall into the churning ocean below

White waves crash into the cliffside

Yet she climbs on

 

Climbing

Struggling

Up the cliff she goes

Facing her fears

Never looking back

 

She climbs higher

The pelicans like specks on the horizon

The sea roaring below her

Yet she climbs on

 

Climbing 

Stumbling

Exhausted, she reaches the peak

The Sun has drifted low in the sky

Birds call to each other as they fly past

But she's not done yet

 

She begins the descent

For she can't stay up there forever

Her burdens seem to grow heavier with each downward step

It is dark now

 

Climbing

Sliding down the incline

Scrapes and bruises appear on her pale arms

Her ankles twist with each new step,

Caving at the thought of returning to real life

The cold beach awaits her

Silent at the bottom of the cliff

 

Climbing

Falling 

She lands softly on the sand

The cold and grit curve around her sweaty body

She breathes heavily 

The dark sky closes in around her

She shivers against the eery moonlight

 

Walking

Plodding softly on the sand

She thinks to herself

Was it worth it?

She shakes her head 

Yes

It is always worth the climb

 

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