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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 10, Number 2, June 2016


Doug Norris
Barrington, Rhode Island, USA

Doug’s House of Zen

I walked into a coffee shop in Portland, Maine. The clerk was wearing a black T-shirt with white words that read, “Doug’s House of Zen” under an outline of a tilted house. After I ordered my coffee, I said, “I’m a Doug. Where could I find that house?” As she handed back my change, she replied, “If you’re a Doug, then you should already know.”

lifting the cup
my lips forget
how empty it is



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