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multi-tasking

cutting thick slabs of Polish Christmas ham
eating prawn cocktail crisps
hanging laundry
printing official transcript requests
trying to ignore the dust motes
looking at the cover of Roberto Bolano's The Savage Detectives
thinking of watching The Wire
trying not to think about evening ESOL class
wondering about the sore on left side of tongue
ignoring the morning dishes
thinking about community
thinking about the continuous while loving the past simple

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Kornelia said…
I like reading your impressions from so called 'everyday life'.

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