Written by: Katie Telling

I see the mountains
in the distance;
still, quiet figures 
guarding the horizon
in jagged lines 
that stretch for miles
past my vision.
Broken earth cries
under my feet
as I step forward,
warning me of the 
dangers that hide
in the cracks and 
crevices of the 
But I continue on
toward the army
that looms before me.