Altitude Sickness #Haiku #Poetry

A haiku written by Lee Sonogan

What Causes Altitude Sickness?

When I went to Everest, I underestimated things. I just didn’t know what altitude could do. Or the cold – I especially didn’t appreciate the cold. It can be just debilitating, and things can happen so quickly. Jon Krakauer

Inspired by anxiety and depression

Angst acute cold sweat,

The pins and needles summit,

Peaks rock-bottom threat.

To say that its wrong to feel this way is not the point; you do feel it. All you see is a flash of fire and, depending on your altitude, you don’t even see that sometimes. James Dickey

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