Mountain Mettle

Mountain don’t give a fuck
To them we’re smaller than we appear
Like nests of rustling ants and ticks
Scurrying and milling about everywhere
Making jobs, bills, lies and politics

Mountain don’t give a fuck
We shit trash in the oceans
And gum up all the clean air
With chainsaws, factories, trucks
And pollute without a care

Mountain don’t give a fuck
They prefer growing their beards
Instead of shaved and trimmed
And built into ski slopes, trams,
Mined, paved, logged and drilled

Mountain don’t give a fuck
Even if we were kind and loving
Speaking in whispers, songs and hugs
Comforted and helped one another
Respected peaks and quit squishing bugs

Mountain don’t give a fuck
About your zoom, necks bent down
Facetime, texts, prime memberships,
Poodle sweaters, tinder dates, hulu
Or your gods, virus, and apocalypse

Mountain don’t give a fuck

And neither do I

Published by subversopus

I am a loveable and squeezable poet and writer. I live in beautiful Oregon with my cat and boyfriend. I love long distance hiking and have completed the entire lengths of the Appalachian Trail (2002, 2014) The Pacific Crest Trail (2012) and the Continental Divide Trail in (2013). Please check out my blog, ThetigressAwakens.wordpress.com and my poetry only blog, Everydayoneironaut.wordpress.com. Cheers and have a kick ass day!!!

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