Title: Revolutionary Letters No. 18
Author: Diane DiPrima
Notes: Fifth Estate #74, March 5–19, 1969
SKU: FE-0074-00022979-0010-00023088

let’s talk about splitting, splitting is an art

frequently called upon in revolution

retreat, says the I Ching, must not be confused

with flight, and furthermore, frequently, it furthers

ONE TO HAVE SOMEWHERE TO GO

.

i.e., know in advance

the person/place you can go to,

means to get there

keep money (cash) in house for travelling

an extra set of i.d., Robert Williams

was warned by his own TV set when the Man

was coming for him,

he had his loot at home, his wife and kids

all crossed the country with him, into CANADA

and on to CUBA

.

it’s a good idea

to have good, working transportation “wheels,” one friend

has two weeks stashed in his VW bus

food, water, matches, clothing, blankets, gas, he can go

at least that long, before he hits a town, can leave

at any time

something to think about