So you know how ducks have triangles?”

“Joe, what are you talking about?”

“Their beaks are triangles, keep up.”

“Joe. I should have known better than to ask.”

“So, triangle beaks prove the Illuminati….

She breathed in through her nose, out through her mouth. She opened her palms to the world with every intake and clenched her fists to squeeze the air out of her lungs. Her legs pushed and pulled her body up the hill. The weeds swayed inches from her shin. Her hand closed on a plant and tore it off….

“What is it you aren’t telling me?”

“It wouldn’t be a secret if I told.”

“You don’t have to do this alone. But I don’t know how to help you if you keep hiding things from me.”

“There are things I can never stop hiding….