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                           Chop Suey, 1929

                           it wasn’t until late morning
                           the following two years later

                           when she sat alone at the table
                           washed ghastly in the daylight

                           that she raised her eyes at last to
                           recognise what had happened


second of a triptych (1. Automat, 1927 – held) tucked quietly within an anterior quadriptych




Edward Hopper & light & time & years wormhole: Automat, 1927 – held
eyes wormhole: the Growing Man
morning wormhole: the breath of London
realisation wormhole: plop!
sitting wormhole: ‘stunted trees …’