All along it was I

who was the girl from the mountain

and I

climbed down one day when they said

we do not want to hear

and I

said well that’s a shame because I’m still going to say

the truth

because girls from mountains know best

they can see all the way across and all the way back

it is said

the lesson is in the journey

and I have taken many

climbing up and down the mountain

so I know

the mountain is a state of being

the journey is able to be willing

to look

as we strain to see over the top

we should have taken more care

with each step we took