My name is Gabriella Miotto, and I am a family physician working in community medicine in California, who sees poetry as a language of the shamanic, and imagery as an underused tool in the exam room. Some of my previous poetry has been published in anthologies: “Plague 2020: COVID-19 Art and Poetry from Around the World”, an anthology compiled by Mahnaz Badihian (MahMag, 2020), “Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: A Poetry Anthology” (Lascaux Editions 2017), “Pop Art: An Anthology of Southern California Poetry” (Moon Tide Press, 2010). If you like this poem, please gift, with the ink from your pen, a personal letter to an elder in isolation.