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Surfer mates travel

To find water with waves.

Weekend camping trip,


Potential side benefits alluring,

I tag along.

Barefoot walk,

Toe stubbed, splinter embedded.

No medical gear.

Removal operation:

Paul Smith** opens flesh with

Scalpel fashioned first from

Coke can ring-pull

Then sardine can tin lid.

Success!! Survive. Infectionless.


* Windang is south of Wollongong and sits on a strip[ of land with Lake Illawarra to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east.

** I think it was Paul, who wasn’t one of the surfers in our group – he also tagged along.

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