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Spadina Literary Review  —  edition 30 page 02

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Launch, 1979

by Nate Simpson

On the east side of town
in a new subdivision near
the dump, the boy releases the hockey-stick brake and
drives
his
green
low-rider
baby-carriage
go-kart
down
the hill, he
races
from home, he
races
from school, he
races
the sunset, he
races
to
feel
deny
free
to
test
his gravity
to
learn
leaving