In Time, J.K. Walker, 2013

As I climb

The air it thins

I’m trudging up this mountainside

 

Weakened knees

Holding me up

On this walk without a guide

 

Heart beating strong

This trail I’m on

No place that I can hide

 

Bearing down

My feet to ground

No view of oceans tide

 

Breathing deep

This mountain peak

This sorrow in which I wallow

 

Alone in mind

With only time

To help me through this hallow

 

Fear in mind

That it’s my time

To head back down to base

 

Turn upon

The trail I’m on

To someday find my place

 

It’s getting dark

Beneath the trees

That hides me from the storm

 

Night air gusts

The coat I’m lacking

Nothing to keep me warm

 

Raindrops fall

This bitter cold

Quickly taking over me

 

I hold no light

On my descending

This path I cannot see

 

Near the base

Of this mountainside

In which I tried to climb

 

A moment’s peace

I’ll someday find

But it can only come in time

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