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Reflection on Phyang

At home I finish sentences with eh,
I start my days with Timmy’s steeped tea,
The freezing water of lake Ontario crashes against the rocky shore of my backyard,
Pine and maple trees are everywhere,
And I end my days with CBC news or Hockey Night in Canada.

Here in Phyang I finish sentences with lay,
I start my days with butter tea,
The water is still arctic cold but scarce,
I am just below the tree line beyond which there are no trees,
And I end my days with a nearby monastery’s chants.