IN THE CAFÉ NEAR PUERTA DEL SOL

Though she had firmly

decided in the

central

chamber

of her personal

legislative, executive

and judicial

power

to

only

eat a piece

of fruit for breakfast

that morning, she

found herself

looking

at

the

jamón and queso

croissant sandwiches

in the display

case,

not

to

mention

the carne empanadillas

on the counter

by

the window.