Transtemporal polarities

I find that if I fix

my attention on

a copy of the

Reader’s Digest


wholly & completely


without any distraction


totally surrendering myself to its pages.


I swear to you,

for just a second, or, two,

I can transport myself

back in time

to my grandmother’s toilet


“Hello?” I cry. “Grandma, it’s me!

Your Georgie-boy!


I’ve come back in time

to use your bathroom!


— But don’t open the door yet.”

ii. El Fenómeno Ocupado