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  • Jostle of knees badly placed
    all thumbs in wet gloves
    drop yet another sock in the slush
    as we hop and we push and force tender limbs
    now all ankles
    into coffin boots.

    Bruise ears with helmets
    then the itch
    always appears just when all is fastened
    all is waterproof.
    The rustle of zippers the stuck
    endless stuck
    whine reaching siren proportions

    How many adults does it take
    to prepare one wriggly child for skiing?
    And why exactly do we do it?
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