10. Ode to steam

Ode to steam


I pull the shot.

Like a bullet to the brain, but soft

Is lightening ever soft?

In Việt Nam you listen to incense

A pentatonic scale

Can fragrant steam sing ?

The surface of the cup

shimmers with fragrance

The rich warmth of velvet

Can you drink velvet?

Condensed milk childhood

In Vit Nam they ice it

Can you freeze childhood?

Memories curl like steam

A boulevard   a café  banyan trees

Can memory carry me home?

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