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Engine off.
Clamber down to the beach.
Vast white sand;
Dangerous, beautiful, calming
violent sea.

I realise nobody - nothing - 
needs me right now.

I'm free
to do 
as I please.

Apart from the phone in my pocket
beckoning me back to the busy
bustling world beyond.

A quick check: no signal
Power off.

And with it, the heavy weight
of all of life's responsibilities
hidden away in a cluster of microchips,
circuits and plastic - out of sight 
in my backpack.

In go the car keys and the wallet too.
No need for those here.

Just you, me and the gentle hum
of the sea as it sprays and sprawls
the Scottish shoreline.
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