How to send a smoke signal

by amy sharp


find a clearing on top of a hill or mountain and build a fire
tear off some of your dress and throw it in
when the fire scares you because it's big 
collect grass with your hands
ripping it from the earth
twigs
branches
throw it all on top
smother the fire a bit
wet a blanket with your tears and cover the fire
when the smoke is gone
and the air is clear 
pull the blanket back to send a puff of smoke
a signal
I always send three puffs
but you never ever see them