The drive from the institution to the hotel outside in the researcher’s car does not have an upward drive so the hollowed out top is always there.
There are currently thirteen workers, including one who also works as a researcher’s assistant.
They gather on the rooftops of different buildings and in the disused basement courtyard of Building 1 mixed in with workers who have just finished their examinations and wearing white overalls.
I always ask him like that
that the watch is next to a large lake
that the wintering geese always taking off with a fury
stirring up the mentaiko in the pasta
the smell of urine on the pillow
the pubic hair and soap suds in the bathroom
white cartons of milk
crumbs of dried flowers