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A short walk on the wild side

Leaving the bustle of the town behind us we ascend Bellfountain Road at a fair pace, knowing we’ll soon reach the crest opposite the bluebell wood.

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Dungeness shingle beach, Kent

When the noise of inner city
— siren, shouts, traffic, trains,
door slams, blues parties —
gets too much,
when sleep is shut out

then seashore susurration
of surf sucking shingle
— irregular yet interminable —
shushes out of speakers
from blessedly ambient CD,
soothing the stresses and strains
of a jangled day

Exercise written for a creative writing class on attentiveness and feeling