Gainers

the impenetrable silence before dawn
a truck motor

coughs, the horizon stirs with light
a thousand plans

conceived in earnest spin up, almost
audibly, find traction

continue, conclude, go sideways
succeed, fail, everything

depends upon it, we place a garland
of worn shoe soles

light a votive to our ideals, summit and climber
sometime, one day

sunrise crests at Everest, on flat seas
above a warehouse rooftop

One thought on “Gainers

  1. I put a simpler version of this on Twitter the other day. Not so sure this is an improvement. It’s tough, putting the brakes on the endless cycle of revision.

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