Title: A bit off the map

Author: Kate Camp

In: Sport 22: Autumn 1999

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, March 1999

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 22: Autumn 1999

A bit off the map

page 31

A bit off the map

I live viewing the viewers not the view.
Other house-faces take the sea slap
I insinuate in private dunes.

And though he does not live
in that particular grinning street
of lights, that one or the next

I picture him, in the down halo
of a lightbulb, reading
back and forth on the horizon.

He acquires a nautical standing
his house a prow, his spying-glass eye,
aspects of him tellingly wooden.

Lulled by the roll of buses,
the expansive roars of whisper jets,
the one-by-one lights flicked off to bed

I am a refugee of logic
on that subject, insisting on
unlikely land with every step.