The location of my reading series, Cadmium Text, suddenly changes from R&F Paints to an elementary school with tiny desks. One of the readers cancels, so I ask Scott Helmes if he'll jump in. He'll do it, but needs a ton of unfindable electronic equipment to display his visual poems. Half the audience sits in the hallway outside the room, muttering. There's no food, so I have to trudge around town (!?) looking for pizza while carrying heavy bags of poetry. It's untenable: everything is too far, too heavy, I know no one but Scott at the reading (whom I've never met, but am collaborating with by mail IRL).
I wake up. My already tennis-injured back seems worse.