" escape routes "

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the walls are inching closer and i need to get out. unseen forces clamp down on my neck and there is an instantaneous migraine headache forming.

after vertigo and before the blacking out, i can see open spaces. wide vistas with sloping cliffs and vast plains covered with a dense greenery.

i can see a simpler life, a pared down existence where everything is close at hand, and most worldly distractions are kept at arm's length or further.

the floor meeting the full weight of my body signifies an abrupt awakening from this daydream. and yet, the vision lingers and floats in the front of my mind like wisp of smoke following a jolt from an electric shock.

tonight's homework:

discuss the details with a friend. plan accordingly. dress properly for the weather. bring snacks.

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