I have the photo of us – the three of us
helmets and crampons – roped together at the waist
on the edge of one of the glacier’s chasms.
The scene? What was it
meant to say? Been there, done that
for no reason at all?

To get an inkling
of what that tether
would feel like around my gut
when you slipped away?

vssnature – glacier
vsspoem – scene