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OSKAR HANSEN : Texas
OSKAR HANSEN : Tattoos

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OSKAR HANSEN
Texas

An explosion in the engine room and the ship needed urgent repair in Houston ; I rented a car...a Buick I think a big box like monster that skidded on slightest wet surface. Mind I could only drive the car on my afternoon break. Sundays was my day I started early took the whole off as a chief steward I could do that leaving the cook to sort and he was free to drink beer without me scolding him. I stopped at a stud farm rented a horse, pretended I was a cowboy, till got saddle sore, which I never got back at the farm Norway when I rode bare back. A tee bone steak with backed potatoes life was perfect but I left early feared to get lost, Texas is a very dark place after sundown. Back on the ship the captain told me to stay on board on Sundays that he was the captain and not me. I should have invited him on the trip too, but I preferred to be alone.

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OSKAR HANSEN
Tattoos 

OSKAR HANSEN Now that it is summer and the valley gets hot, I get up early and drive around on my motorbike before the sun burns the skin into dead ea rolls of ancient script proving once and for all that Israel was a district in Palestine. The tattoo, on my body Ė I was a seafarer- looks odd now that my body is no longer muscular but wrinkled and the sail ship on my chest has sunk and drowned in the many folds of my stomach, that looks like a petrified sea, Luckily the ship was Mary Celeste its crew rowed to my back which is a big ocean and void of ripples. But Iím only ugly in my own mind the people around her couldnít care less, they ignore me and that is scary.

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