MONDAY: Travelling with Omitted Words

BY SUSAN SIDDELEY

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Susan,
travelling on a Tur bus from Santiago to Valparaiso on a summer morning,
cannot understand why everyone is asleep.

Susan,
travelling back to Santiago from Valparaiso later the same day,
cannot understand how anyone can keep their eyes open.

Omitted:
awe barren bars bougainvillea cable coastline creaking curving descent dusty feet fleet fluorescent hills houses jammed knackered lifts naval neat Neruda Pacific painted perched piers pisco plush port pristine ride scrubby sailors seats sore steep tunnels vineyards

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