I trudge upwards towards a full egg-yellow moon then turn and crunch the ridge to the top of the hill. Magpies swoop and squabble over territory; bats flitter from among ancient trees, snatching insects from the open sky; sparse eastern grey kangaroos graze by the trail. The light show in the balmy   dusk is from factories near the airport; guide lights for one plane landing, another circling; parliament’s stare and along the valleys the glows of Weston, Gungahlin and Tuggeranong; changes of traffic lights, amber street lamps flickering and steady white security boundaries. I reach a sense of…

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