in the dark
the sound
gun’s safety

 

 

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  1. Alan Summers Says:

    in the dark
    the sound
    gun’s safety

    —DAVID OATES

    Being British I've only handled a handgun once, and a Kalashnikov (AK47) with a sniper scope just once too. The first when I was a lad and the second as part of training. We also did night training in a huge forest, but the ammunition was only blank.

    I do remember being told to keep the trigger finger alongside the guard and not inside, as a sudden shock or surprise could make the trigger finger press and expend a round, which is why there are so many tragedies.

    It's interesting line breaks and a double 'the' as well as the omission technique…

    i.e.

    in the dark
    the sound
    [of the] gun’s safety

    Excellently unsettling! :-)

    warm regards,
    Alan

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