At eleven thousand five, I'm leader -- a climb on Mount Rainier,
I say, "We're turning back, my friends, it's avalanche I fear,"
Though it's one of Washington's most scenic peaks, I lack
The Cleaver looks serene and subtly beckons the unaware,
Disappointment Cleaver, a route where prematurely elated
It won't collect a life this time, still there'll be plenty
When jubilant from the peak, retracing steps now warmed, you