• Vol. 08
  • Chapter 10

Novel Gravity

It could be you
years from now
sitting on a sofa
in the common room
of your college dorm
reading: books,
stories and words remaining
a familiar comfort,
one of the few constants
you could count on
your whole life,
even when the loneliness
circled in around you,
daydreams rose
from the pages
like a genie conjured
from your mind—
your only wish:
an escape as steady
and reliable as the moon—
that recognizable pull
tidal and strong, always
there, to keep you