He read the whole plan in a book
He intended to ease himself into the water at midnight
No one would know or blame themselves
They would spend time looking
but the plan was perfection
marked with science,
enzymes and bacteria
He loved readying the arrangements
His body would never be found
It worked perfectly for the antagonist,
and he’d been planning it for weeks,
There were no missing links from the
of this painless goodbye.
He had always assumed he was safer with his books,
But that night, they were waiting for him on the bridge,
And he finally realized it wasn’t true that books
are safer than people.
He let them carry him home.
“Books were safer than other people anyway.” – Neil Gaiman