What if Hansel and Gretel
Left the trail of crumbs
Not so they could find their way,
But so that someone
Could find them and follow them
To their lost part of the woods?
What if no one noticed crumbs,
Allowing birds time
To eventually eat them?
We are all alone
With life that wants to eat us.
All our trails of crumbs are gone,
For which readers will mock us.
But we’ll escape on our own.