"A hundred steps after eating gets you to 99."
On the last leg of the walk I stopped in at the Russian market below my apartment to get a candy bar. Now, I haven't thought about the fabled Samosa cookie of Girlscout fame in ages and I didn't, in fact, think about such things until after I had made my purchase and was already well out the door on my way home.
The first of two coconut glory-nuggets known as Bounty had already been devoured before I began reaching in my breast pocket for the Twix (chika chi-ka) bars.
Back in the Russian store, it had never occurred to me that I was on the verge of unlocking the secret alchemical synthesis technique spoken of in all known variants of the Samosa cookie legends.
I was just looking for innocent kicks.
A Twix rapper flaps in the sandy Beijing nightwind.
Bounty in one hand
Twix in the other
My mouth tastes only Samosa
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