By Star of David
Date: 2017 Aug 07
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things my mother taught me – I

my mother taught me
to leave when no one's looking
when there is no danger
of being stopped
or getting caught

she left past midnight
three children in tow
attempting an escape
along dark beaches, rail tracks
heart pounding

but I say
leave in the light
before being left
leave when it is least expected
- that's when no one's looking