We Always Make Plans for Escape

Carrie Jones
2 min readOct 8, 2021
“We Always Make Plans for Escape” a poem about domestic violence and culture and survival by NYT bestseller Carrie Jones

Think about it: We always make plans for escape. Kids lock the doors now. They used to hide under desks. I would store my documents in a little bag, taped to the bottom of the driver’s seat in the car until I was brave enough to go.

Think about it: Cops never tell you to run. Moms always tell you to stay put, to scream. The sky just hovers above you no matter what you do. Bad guys are always there no matter…

Carrie Jones

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