I start with one foot, keeping my eyes away from the punishing sun

and the towering mountain.


I began scaling, feeling the burning of my muscles for every movement.

Yet I felt nothing and heard nothing from the shouting below me.


My ears kept attuned to the breeze; My constricted pupils keeping contact with

my calloused hands. 

I was absorbed in the process of self-enlightenment.


I reached the top.

The clouds covered the landscape and all that was too be seen was the darkened


I sat on a throne of rock and stone. I am now enlightened.


But I see no one nor hear anyone when looking down.

The clouds are impenetrable.

I am enlightened and alone.

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