Hypnotized

hypnotized
watching the coffee
drip drip drip
ivory-coloured
sweet-milk and ice

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About Chris

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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12 Responses to Hypnotized

  1. Had my first iced coffee of the season yesterday…. were you watching me space out?

  2. claudia says:

    see..now i want a coffee…smiles…love it chris

  3. brian miller says:

    yep…coffee and i have a very similar love affair…just watching her drip gets me all kinds of bothered…and she doesnt even need to dress in cream and sugar…i’ll take her black…

  4. Eve Redwater says:

    Now I want an iced coffee! Delicious words~ 🙂

  5. Berit says:

    Been there in front of that coffee percolator. You are so right, it is hypnotic, especially early in the morning! 🙂
    Enjoyed this a lot!

    • chris says:

      That first coffee very early in the morning–nothing tastes as good, nor smells as good. And if there is a slanting sunbeam involved, so much the better. 😀

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