The real danger is to linger at the base of the thing

And this is how we rise by taking the fall
Survive another winter on straight to the thaw
One day you’ll learn to strain the tea through your teeth
And maybe find the strength to proceed to the peak
Press on into the thin again till I cannot breathe
I swallowed so much of my damn pride that it chokes me
The real risk is not a slipped grip at the edge of the peak
The real danger is to linger at the base of the thing

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