Slope scaled;
battered, bruised
battle scarred
branches pruned;
summit bound-
tattered trail
marks, this
narrow path
through valleys
hewn- trials
torments, troubled
waters.

Triumphant, trans-
figured; surveying
straight ways,
Steadfast-
stepping; one,
two, three-
Striding; one,
two, three-
Sprinting; bounding
barriers, setting
pace-
Gonna win,
this
race.