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Sport 42: 2014

The right equipment

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The right equipment

The cicadas sound exactly like his electric razor

and the tree trunks’ squeak is our garden gate’s.

The birds are children crying and the pebbles

could fill our cat’s litter tray. In this way

I own the place and am no longer impressed or

afraid. The sublime is for those who can afford

to feel safe—in their tramping boots, under packs

stuffed with layers of clothing and ‘emergency’

food, sunglasses, medication; things one might want

now. With the right equipment the cliffs across

the bay could be beautiful. I am not on holiday.