The Inglorious Years
It took two years to even be vaguely sure
She was in the right place, constantly
not phoning her parents, I will do this on my own.
Travelling alone starts with a fifteen-minute walk
to the train station. After that there will be aeroplanes
and maybe something like bungee jumping.
Four friends who right now have never met
telling each other we are here for you,
and you don’t believe you have it in you
but you do it because they say it’ll be okay.
The phone you don’t own yet will be filled
With numbers, not straight away, but they’ll be there.
You go to a shop and buy a phone in a box.
First of all you need to put the sim card in.