Thursday, 4 September 2014


If I curl up really small maybe they won't find me.  Tuck my head tight against my chest, hug my legs into my belly, feet crossed.

Slow my frantic breathing.  In.  Out.  Slower and slower.  One long, deep breath to steady myself, exhaling slowly and deliberately.  Now long shallow breaths that can't be heard, that hardly disturb the air around me.

Pull my limbs into my torso even closer, make myself as small as possible. Relax the muscles slightly so I can hold the position for hours, even days, if I have to.  There is no way to know how long they will be here, how long they will search for, even if they know they are looking for me.

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