I could hear Emma wail through our thin
As could you, I think, when I cried in
At the absurdity of it all
Did we come together or
Did we fall apart?
Did I feel your hands holding me
Or did I just imagine it all?
What a catastrophic time to live in
And what a way to feel alive
For years, we were “just” neighbours
Now, we are soldiers bonded in strife.