Hill of Beans

Just a few things, my love,
to take with me on my trip;
mementos of you and me
by the sea,
as I go to climb
Mount Kilimanjaro.

I will need fortitude
and stick-to-it-ness
to accomplish
my last ascent,
after which I will lay dormant
in your arms,
content that all things must pass,
including my ambition.

Send me a reminder
on my journey
of all our time together;
the momentous and the infinitesimal
occurrences that created our life together,
so as I scale
my own heap of hopes,
I remember, that whether or not
I make it to the top,
I have succeeded.

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