It’s hard to keep my thoughts in order, things get so jumbled. I found myself walking today, around College Hill.. I’m not sure how I got there, to be honest. As I said – things get jumbled, confused.
I was walking and I know it was hot – a hot, humid day in the city, my skin clammy with sweat and prickling from the heat. There was almost no breeze, I remember that. I suddenly found myself in a deep shadow and stared up to see a huge brick tower, one of the great landmarks of Brown University.
I stood there, in that shadow. I felt beads of sweat condense and roll down my back, icy cold in the heat. I just stood there, I don’t know how long I stood there, but at some point… I made it home just before dark, drenched in sweat and so thirsty I drank right from the faucet until I was lightheaded. I know there are missing hours – like I said, I get confused sometimes, my thoughts get jumbled.
There was something about that tower. It reminded me of something, but I just can’t remember what. It’s so very hot out there…