• Vol. 08
  • Chapter 10

For Anna

She put the phone down a long time ago—it has been a while since anyone called.
She’s chosen birdsong over the doorbell; the sound of the sea from inside a shell.
And when she yearns for the sun on a rainy day she can draw bright yellow circles on a wall.
When she longs to see the moon she can read Sappho’s Midnight Poem.
When things change against our will we might become even more aware of our surroundings.
And for Anna, to be surrounded means to be free; to be surrounded means ‘never alone’.