Transtemporal polarities

I find that if I fix

my attention on

a copy of the

Reader’s Digest

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wholly & completely

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without any distraction

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totally surrendering myself to its pages.

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I swear to you,

for just a second, or, two,

I can transport myself

back in time

to my grandmother’s toilet

II.

“Hello?” I cry. “Grandma, it’s me!

Your Georgie-boy!

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I’ve come back in time

to use your bathroom!

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— But don’t open the door yet.”


ii. El Fenómeno Ocupado