247. Sweet milk|甜牛奶

睡前
打算喝一碗甜牛奶
在热牛奶之前
先吃一粒乳糖酶
以防肠胃不适
在热牛奶的时候
收拾一下餐桌
擦掉上面的污渍
牛奶热好之后
把它端到桌子上
顺手打开一罐甜麦片
倒一些在牛奶里
随后就可以支起膝盖
赤脚踩在椅子边边
等待牛奶变甜
这个过程不会花很久
等到牛奶
从滚烫变成烫口的时候
差不多就能开喝了
第一口只是微微的甜
第二口的甜比微微多一些
随着麦片里的糖分
不断溶解
每一口牛奶
都会比上一口更甜一些
并且剩下的牛奶
还会变得越来越甜
越来越甜
一口一口喝完这碗牛奶
最后一口
正好是最甜的

Before sleep,
I want to have a bowl of sweet milk.
Before heating the milk,
take a lactase pill 
in case of stomach distress.
While the milk is on the stove,
clean up the table,
wipe off the stains.
When the milk is done,
put it on the table top,
open up a can of sweet cereal,
pour some into the milk.
Then I can just bend up my knees,
feet on the edge of the chair, bared,
waiting for the milk to sweeten.
It won't take long.
When the milk
turns from boiling hot to piping hot,
it's almost ready to drink.
The first sip is just slightly sweet.
The second sip, its sweetness being just a little more than slightly.
With the sugar in the cereal
keep dissolving,
every sip,
is sweeter than the previous one.
Moreover, the rest of the milk
is becoming sweeter
and sweeter.
Sip by sip I drink up this bowl of milk.
The last sip,
happens to be the sweetest.

  (2018)

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