is sitting in the boat
kicker pushing you along
after quarter mile portage
with a square stern freight canoe
twelve raw seal skins
one whole seal
a pack sack full of meat
six horse outboard motor
four gallon gas tank
ten gallon drum half full
two bedrolls and skins
a wet tent with poles
three rifles and a stove
tool box seal net rope
and one whole hour
before the next portage

:: Jim Green, in Going for Coffee (1981)

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