my husband is suddenly, unexplainedly, nervous.

“the lights have come on next door,” he says.

he wants to report this—

those returning from abroad should voluntarily isolate themselves

for 14 days.


walking out of the house,

i find that it isn’t just next door—

ahead, behind, my left, my right—

this whole Chinese city has

come alight.

                                                                                                                        灯亮了 | 溪心