Title: Sport 21: Spring 1998

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, October 1998, Wellington

Part of: Sport

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Sport 21: Spring 1998

[4] The Escape Artists

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[4] The Escape Artists

Why do some hearts go out
and some stay in
losing their song
in the metal cage?

While the bullies and blamers are lashing out to keep themselves pure the escape artists have instantly slipped away. They're a pallid kind of bully. If they decide to kick you they do it without leaving a mark: they whisper the fog thicker until it gets its miserable hands around your throat. You'll never know where they are standing, or where you stand with them. They give nothing away so they can never be implicated. At least bullies show a clenched fist & sometimes you get time to duck.