(In the bathroom)
that if I fix my attention
on a copy of the Reader’s Digest,
solely & completely,
and do not allow myself to become
distracted by anything else in my environment.
Just for a second, or, two,
I swear to you,
I can transport myself back in time
to my grandmother’s toilet
“Hello?” I cry. “Grandma, it’s me!
I’ve come back in time,
to use your bathroom!
— But don’t open the door yet
ii. El Fenómeno Ocupado