"Mother Mountain" by Lauren Dostal
Among snowy mountains lies the river heart of the ocean which, trickling slowly in the long winter, feeds the parched mouth of the great leviathan drop by melted drop. Her flow sustained beneath the frozen surface, snaking down from hidden pools, while the ocean begs for more. More. More. Her waters whipped up into frenzy as she ebbs away from the river delta, angry and parched and begging the frozen tundra to replenish the necessary body in which half of the life on earth is living. That makes her important. That makes her irreplaceable. And so, as the wind sweeps warm weather down upon the jagged peaks, the mountain releases her deluge to drown the ocean and choke her gaping maw with excess.