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The inspiration to use Google Translate comes from my secondary school Spanish teacher Miss Qureshi, who always warned us against using it. 

Today I am going to go to a
museum to go to work;
greet those living things there,
light and shine.
To forget the past
and imagine the future.

Today is my job to read a book,
recall everyday life, life and
ordinary person.
Write letters and create new ideas.

Today I have painted my work,
to measure and share the pages
of the book.
Make a rhino squash,
before drinking with water.

A self-portrait.
An abstract picture.
A mask.

Today I have created a job.
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According to Google Translate

Olivia Todd

by Lola Koundakjian, translated by Olivia Todd

The inspiration to use Google Translate comes from my secondary school Spanish teacher Miss Qureshi, who always warned us against using it.

Today I am going to go to a
museum to go to work;
greet those living things there,
light and shine.
To forget the past
and imagine the future.

Today is my job to read a book,
recall everyday life, life and
ordinary person.
Write letters and create new ideas.

Today I have painted my work,
to measure and share the pages
of the book.
Make a rhino squash,
before drinking with water.

A self-portrait.
An abstract picture.
A mask.

Today I have created a job.