Survival Mode

INT WAITING ROOM EARLY MORNING 

He’d said she was in “survival mode” for too long, she’d never be a “normal” girl again. 

The sun slid down to the ground to save the spark that came from one true human heart 

people
strong

If anyone had a heart 

They wouldn’t  turn round n break it

Music never stops

Sick as the secrets

Of brotherhood and man

bluegrass
country

This is the end 

The safety 

Or surprise 

Again






SICK AS YOUR SECRETS

no one knew his 

He was somehow 

Serenely 

Defiantly 

Non-existent.

It was a good time to go number less, follow the lead, have a clear focus, remember his purpose. 

FLASHFORWARD TIME TRAVEL

EXCEPT 

THRU EYES OF HIS [top secret] FATHER 

who is in Beirut. Has been on and off since 1967. 1964-66, SE Asia & Prague. He was in London, 1948. Met Leona, his mother. No one ever would disregard her. She had an air about her both angelic and warrior huntress. She was Artemis. He, on the other hand, made no promises. 

He was on leave from a hot zone and why was she in Chu Chi anyway. 

’twas not the year of dangerous living

Not duras Dumas illicit tragically becoming another predictable statistic 

She was ahead of her time, his mother. And as such, he always knew when to shut up and let her be the divining rod to what was once sublime, reigned supreme, but now would fade away within the falling colors of only seven more generations, of which she was at least third, no one knew for sure but the primitive life force connecting human to earth would die like the last umbilical cord.
It was up to Sadie to pass along direct lines of thought meant to convey what would be forever lost.

Why else the surge of creative dissonance 

Bravery of the young

Fathers had been heroes, 

That’s before 

There was 

the war in

Vietnam 


They were fatally drawn together for a month squatting in a flat on the outskirts of town.

She changed her name to Sonia Campbell, she moved in with one cousin who lived in the country.
Daphne. His aunt Daphne would save them all more than once. 


Almost everywhere nature provides the necessities for survival. In some places the provision is abundant, in others very meagre and it takes common sense, knowledge and ingenuity to take advantage of the resources available. 

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