the smuggler’s bible

If you can’t stand the sight, better to leave while it’s dark

The heights make you dizzy. Something to do with your inner ear. Or maybe when you stand at the edge and look down, every muscle seizes tightly to lock you in place. It’s easy to do the wrong thing and get yourself hurt. So do nothing. Stop and consider. Just hope that the wind isn’t too strong.

Consider the breeze after the saw chews through your roots and the small creatures flee your shadow as you plummet to earth. What a sound it will make.

Consider a hand reaching out to steady your shoulder. Consider turning to continue the climb.