Exit Strategies

Up against incredible odds, why break myself? I thought.

I’ll lie low and weather the storm.

When the time comes, I’ll make my break.

I’ll be slippery,sly and go undetected.

Make them think I’m playing the game.

It might even look like I’m enjoying it.

I’m already gone.

I’m far from here.

They don’t even know.

It’s not fair- this specific life- it’s not right.

Self preservation.

There’s more to be had.

She says she wants to stay.

I say she’s crazy and lacks imagination.

She says if it ain’t broke, why fix it?

I say it’s broke baby, it’s broke.

Broke and maybe not beyond repair, but not a job for me.

My work is elsewhere.

I’ll be leaving soon.



About npeligeiro

N. Peligeiro is still trying his hand at teaching and learns more as he goes. He doesn’t subscribe to that whole “those who can’t do, teach” theory and he repents for being less than a model student back in Minnesota when he was young and knew he knew it all. Currently Mr. Peligeiro is probably somewhere in South America, but it’s hard to say because he moves around a lot and burns through money because he has a space between his two front teeth that he hasn’t gotten fixed yet even though an old Chinese sage told him it was bad physiognomy and he’d always have financial problems while the space remained. He likes to write when he’s got something to say. When he doesn’t he keeps his mouth shut and his pen capped.
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