Surrounded by desires, we are cold.
Altitude of dearth makes it hard to breathe.
Yet standing up the side of Mount Everest,
we are willing captives of the things unseen before.
We have never seen so many things
happening at the same time above and below us.
A slender twister forms in the convergence
of the heat and the altitude’s chill.
Something up above the earth is changing,
is a new source of light kissing the sky?
Paroxysmal blasts rocks the crater.
Something down below the earth is changing,
is a new source of lava feeding the flank?
Everywhere we hear the roar of the lightening
and the thud of the incandescent rocks.
What’s really going on?
Copyright 2009 Bhuwan Thapaliya