Longlisted for the Write about Walking A/way competition 2023
Standing at the top is like receiving the ends of sun’s rays; weightless, but urgent, urging one to enter the glowing arena where the gods are watching. Turning away, and looking down, earth seems resilient, patterned as it is with inadvertent scraps of stone to give it weight. Almost there: the light turns to shadow; now, earth has lessened, composed of a splitsecond wind through the long grasses that startles the lizard, dilutes the laughter; the school party shrinks to air.
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