The furnace of the soul slips heat and light past blind shutters

Isinglass and iron can’t  contain bright burning thoughts

Ideas heed no boundaries and information seeks freedom

Someday all souls will be freed.

— Thanos

Written for Aung San Suu Kyi, Father Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly, Zhang Jianhong, Ahmed Batebi, Zou Tao, and fifteen British sailors so far from home on foreign, maddened shore.