Who Cares About Mountains?

Who Cares About Mountains? by Bethany Coveney

His hands hiked twice over the two raised peaks.
Reckless and incautious, not wondering
what the gentle mountain says if it speaks.

Dismissing the rain and the thundering
he advanced to the top with male anger,
thinking the scenery was his to steal.

The climb gets wilder, and it gets harder
to breathe. Imagine what the mountain feels.

But when the mountains did indeed speak up,
scientists called their voice a garbled mess
of hiss and noise. Quickly they’d had enough,
turning away to Mars so they hear less.

Who cares about mountains? Never to rest,
more tired than the man who climbed Everest.

<strong>Bethany Coveney</strong>
Bethany Coveney

Bethany Coveney is a graduate of Coventry University. She attained a First-Class Honours degree in English and Creative Writing and has plans to study Creative Writing at the postgraduate level. Her poem ‘They Told Me to Write It All Down’ is published in the 10th Anniversary edition of Covwords Magazine.

Bethany believes it is important to write from a feminist perspective about sexuality, mental health, and growing up. In her dissertation entitled ‘A Creative Exploration of the Damaging Effects of Female Friendships in Fiction’, Bethany explores the complexity of female characters and the struggles that impact upon them throughout adolescence. Bethany is passionate about giving a voice to women whose voices have been stifled.

She hopes that by writing about difficult issues she can resonate with women who have been through similar experiences growing up.

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