Never step into the light without
surveying the darkness around you
first for signs of a river.
Land disapparates with the appearance
of suns, flourescence, and bioluminicity.
Take a breath and swallow it.
This will create a pain in your stomach
that works as a makeshift barometer.
Walk to the highest point and exhale
continuously until consciousness is lost.
Make for yourself a new name.
Write this name ten thousand times
on various parts of your body.
This will take twenty-seven years
of your life. Tell no one.
This book of instructions composed
in accordance with the predefined
date of our last correspondence.
Do not burn after reading but hide
in the garden at noon on Sunday.