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(Whilst In the bathroom)

I find that if I

fix my attention

on a copy of the Reader’s Digest

— wholly & completely,

and do not allow myself

to become

distracted by anything


in my environment.

For just for a second, or, two,

I swear to you,

I believe 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