If mountains could crash like waves
I would have dirt in my teeth
But I will keep climbing.
If rivers could bite like snakes
I would have venom in my veins
But I will keep swimming.
They can’t and I don’t and I will
And my trials will not be chronicled in:
- The major works of western literature
- Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
- The backs of cereal boxes
- Future editions of the Koran
- Saturday morning cartoons
Isn’t that a tragedy?
Add one self-referential line item to the list.
The omissions of my afflictions from all of World Culture
Deserve a dirge.
Thank God for the Internet.