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You are always saying
You can't stand it any more

People look askance
There he goes again

He always goes off on that
When he misses his medication

Peering down the hall
Shhh they're coming

Others have gotten out
We'll be like them Shhh

There are ghosts in the mountains you know
Informants in the fields

You'll be back before you're missed
And then they'll kill you

I know where the blind spots are
Where the cameras aren't watching

I know where the river is
Shallow enough to wade Shhh

Where the shadow falls on the wall
That is where the rope is buried

You have five minutes
Before the lights switch on

When the guard relieves himself
Make a dash for it

When you get to the mountains
There will be owls

The wind will whisper names
But shadows will point the way

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of several nonfiction books, a collection of poetry, "Children to the Mountain" and a memoir, "Finding Myself in Time: Facing the Music" Over the last few years he has begun calling (more...)

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