So these are the Himalayas.
Mountains racing to the moon.
The moment of their start recorded
on the startling, ripped canvas of the sky.
Holes punched in a desert of clouds.
Thrust into nothing.
Echo - a white mute.
Up here it's neither moon nor earth.
Oh Yeti, semi-moonman,
turn back, think again!
- Wislawa Szymborksa,
"Notes from a Nonexistant Himalayan Expedition"
TITLE - "The Conversation"
WHERE - Khumbe Valley, Nepal (2019)