Title: Silk

Author: Geoff Cochrane

In: Sport 12: Autumn 1994

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, March 1994, Wellington

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Literature

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Sport 12: Autumn 1994


page 61


From a distance I watch
a young man descend
by heart-shaped parachute.

He trims his silk,
I hear a crack,
he speeds like a bird
into a garden pond.

When I reach him he lies
under water as clear
as the best perspex.

How neatly he is dead,
how cleverly I dream
this absence of bubbles.