Lambs to the slaughter, we played under the ramp. Gangplank, dead-end, chasm. Beneath: inside the belly of an inland ship.
Under the ramp sky cut through cracks. Dust motes flew jagged and the stench was close-packed and scared; a hulk, a transport. We acted out convict escapes.
Sky cut through cracks and marked our faces: when the lambs were ready for the truck we had to shut down operations. Clear out.
Up from the yards pissing and shitting, a scramble for up, gangway to foodless waterless compression.
Elysian Fields, tickets of leave, shifting surfaces, planks stretching - pastoral manqué - while all at sea as beige paddocks fade away.
Lambs to the slaughter, we played under the ramp.
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