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I take in the empty city-scape below me. Day twenty of isolation. I dream of sharing a joke with a friend and us both laughing.

Then the bird lands silently on my open window ledge. It stares at me, beady eyes fixed on my face. There is a faint smell of burnt feathers. I am mesmerised by its iridescent body. I can imagine a future where we care for each other, care for the earth again.

Suddenly the bird takes off, with a flash of bright light from its wings. I am alone again, differently.