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Sport 42: 2014

Packing

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Packing

You’ll need to obtain
a fake passport.

One with that name you had
before you had a name.

You’ll need party hats
and well-fitting pants.

You’ll need patience, gall and calm.

An unwavering eye but not cocky.
They’ll see right through that.

You’ll need fears. The regular kinds

like falling from a ladder,
peep-holes and internal parasites.

Include injuries—broken wrists, a heart murmur,
spots on your liver. Something evocative.

Tell them the primary purpose
for your visit is business.