Jade Ropalokera, the Traveling Mesmer

“Jade”, Jeff Sercombe (Canada)

Little
green stone:
keep your grip tight.
The climb
is long.
Glory comes with a price;
admission is free, at the least.

Little
green stone:
do not look down.
The fall
is deep.
Keep your eyes up — chin up.
You are not the first, nor the last.

Little
green stone:
mind your muscles.
The stones
are tough.
Another misstep and
you will become a flat pink coin.

Little
green stone:
halt your muscles.
The view:
breathless.
The ancient golden walls
shimmer like new — forever young.

Little
green stone:
rest your sore hands.
The climb
was long.
Take pride in the moment;
wonder how to climb down later.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.