I gathered every one of your promises
and piled them one on top of the other
until I had a mountain that reached the clouds.
from all over the world
came to climb it.
They told me of the wonders that they’ve seen —
waterfalls, plateaus with a view of the city,
and caves filled with precious stones.
I cannot enter this mountain.
Instead, I will have to take it down piece by piece
when each promise is fulfilled.
This mountain is for them
but the promises are meant only for me.