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Packing List for Everest This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Hot cocoa for around a brushfire
Is little comfort for the doomed,
But oh how sweet are little comforts
To mortally icebound lovers:
Frostbitten fingers intertwined,
Singed tongues motionless,
Frozen in Siberian tranquility.

The mixtape he made you
Won't be heard by any search party,
But oh how the sound of a thousand
Rescues you from frost's awful grip.
With your
Reddened ears perked,
Icy boots tapping,
Siren song calling you into the abyss.

And that photo of her
Is less practical than a Swiss Army knife,
But oh how her loving stare cuts deeply
Into your enamored soul. With your
Numb hands clasped,
Pallid lips quivering,
Waiting patiently to join her in Heaven's warmth.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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PotsnPansThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 9:13 am:
Spectacular. this caught my eye because i recently visited Nepal and did the Annapurna circuit-this really made me miss it. :) Great work!
PresidentLeahy replied...
today at 6:02 pm :
Thanks so much! That sounds like a pretty incredible trip!
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