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The Noodle Maker’s Shop
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Published: Thu Jul 01 2010
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The Noodle Maker’s Shop

Guanzhang, China

Everything is covered
by the fine dust of flour
the walls aged by it

scoured by tiny grains
the small window
no longer transparent

a passerby can make out only
the bare bulb’s cold glow
bleaching the room
like the hollow of a salt mine

and the repetitive movements
of a blurred shadow
digging its way out

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