(September 10, 2019)
sidewalk man: ‘stay cool’?
No. Never thought this month cool!
Why do I get ‘Droll’?*
*(He said to self with unwhimsy.)*
*(Waiting at the library and murdering an apple, this guy walks past and asks no one in particular as I could tell: “You staying cool?” Non sequitur time bigtime, no? So instead of replying inside my echo-chamber cranium I vent: “No, not at all. September is for hot. Why, when I went to schools we had no air conditioning even into my first year of college. So, pal, I like it hot. ‘S good practice.” Then I slithered softly away.)