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Catriona Keith

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To write one hundred hopeful words every day for one hundred days


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He calls it working on a bomb in the middle of the North Sea

 

Doesn’t see much daylight. Doesn't eat well. Hot beds.

 

We don’t talk about the helicopter.

 

The twelve-hour shifts grow fatter on his insomnia and he comes home

 

Running on empty

 

Six or seven pounds lighter, a shade or two paler.

 

It’s not an old man’s game, he says.

 

Ride the gravy train while you can.

 

It’s not his passion, but it pays well.

 

And he has to slot in and out of our real life

 

Two weeks on: two weeks off.

 

 

 

Two On/ Two Off