Another Moment With Masakado At His Grave

Spiral Anthology, 2020

"I’m sure I’m not alone in turning to the allure of travel to foreign locations as a means of mentally escaping the drudgery and fear of pandemic lockdown. I’d imagine part of that could be due to a feeling that as more time passes in this ‘new normal’, the space around me feels evermore. And ... I wouldn’t be able to point to a distinct place in my home city that resonates permanence in the same way. But in pondering those changing futures, perhaps something will emerge; perhaps it’s right in front of me, it will just take time and reflection to really understand. Perhaps what grants these stable places their significance is, after all, change."