Alone in a room
Alone in the dark
Alone and without my family,
I learned what loneliness is.
It lay down beside me.
And yesterday’s thoughts turned,
turned the whole night – yesterday
yesterday, yesterday – in my head.
Yesterday, when I was still with my family.
And now! Where am I now?
Will I see my family again?

But even after this night, morning came.
Solace sat down,
took a seat next to me:
“The world, the world is sometimes smaller than you realise.”
“Mark this!”
“Where were you yesterday, and where are you today?”
“At a stroke your whole life changed.”
And now?
And now, every day I get a little more accustomed to being alone.