With a broken-down oven, in a hotel kitchen, on an uninhabited island
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Angela Long’s poetry collection Observations from Off the Grid is forthcoming from Libros Libertad. She lives with her Sicilian husband and tortoiseshell cat in a log cabin in British Columbia, Canada, where she runs her laptop and printer with wind power.
The Parisians are smoking hash again and playing guitar on the terrace. I decide it’s a good time to walk to the top of the hill, where a white temple perches among the pines. I’m feeling a bit lonely today, a bit lost on this subcontinent. I can’t even remember why I’ve come to India, but I know it wasn’t to eat hummus and pita and get high.