how to save a life

i hear step one, you say 
we need to talk and i close my mouth. 
a leaf is stuck to the top of the window.
i break the glass and run into the hills. 
everyone screams. 
i keep quiet and keep running. 
they never catch me. 

i fold the quiet of the house around myself.
screams are the tool of a fool.
hunt me: i will look you in the eye 
as you draw your knife. 

5 books, 3 vinyls, 2 numbers and 1 pen.