There is power in my boots
My feet leave a trail for others to follow
But will they care for this place
as I have tried to?
I have walked where others have been
and I have seen how they left it
Their boots leave a trail
that all can follow
I have climbed with the help of the mountain
It shows me trails up
with rocks for my hands and feet
But do mountains want to be climbed?
I have seen land on which none have trodden
It is beauty unparalleled
If I choose to tread
and leave marks with my boots
will I be able to forgive myself?
When I take and take
and leave permanent scars
just to see beauty
is it still beautiful?
I am unnatural
I cause destruction
I am an abomination
I am painfully aware
of how human I am