Incline

The image from my guides 

Was of a steep slope

I am climbing

Intense but short


Now

After a few days

I am nearing the top


I feel a little like that

Wearing out.

A little hard to breathe

Slight sore throat

Pain in my ankles and hips

Flushed with heat.


My mind looks for 

Another story


I’m detoxing

I’m getting a cold

I’m allergic to fall

My shoes are wrong


I can see validity

In all of those other 

Options


But 

It just helps my heart