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t w e n t y f i r s t c e n t u r y l i f e

challenge ten minutes in coffee shop wait for drink to cool she works that machine a latte an Americano wipe twist shot hosh while making an involved sprinkle talk about someone place saucer grouts out to a customer button spout-in with a fore-shortened chin new milk like herself must be two twists her mum very proud sits on the bar stool upright slight smile holds the fork to her scanning the newspaper mouth neatly open brows perched what is going on in the world oh dear





being & writing wormhole: let
coffee wormhole: twice
daughter & mother wormhole: con / firm
doing & reading & time wormhole: across the room / through the patio doors / through the conservatory windows / at the bottom of the garden / the still bifurcated trunk of / the oak / before the let-grown hair and fringes / of the fir tree / blown every lifetime in a while by the winter sun // actually
eyes wormhole: you are in uniform
mouth wormhole: the library, / you know …
smile wormhole: should // be // aware
sound & talking wormhole: zazen in everyday life