Day 26

Challenge: Offer some instructions.

Salvation

First, start planning your escape routes. 
If you want your freedom, you’ll have to stay

clever, secret, and silent. 
Stash your resources somewhere safe 

and don’t tell anyone, not even your mother, 
that you plan to pull up roots.

Decide what’s absolutely necessary, and 
steel yourself to lose the rest. 

Say: things can be replaced.

Choose an ordinary day, like an April
Tuesday. Like today. 

Put on your coat. 
Forget the note — 

words are meaningless —
and step over the threshold for

the last time.
Leave this place the way

a soul takes its last leap
out of the body.

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