Dr Joseph Suglia demonstrates his erudition with the powerful use of a dream and run-on sentences bringing magic to Table 2 of his work”Table 41″. I almost feel guilty using quotation marks as he eschews them in the work in favour (favor- ok) of an emdash introducing dialogue. This formatting also makes his work more pleasurable and unique.
And now you slowly awaken.
You are awake. But where are you?
You are not yet alive. Or rather, you are alive. But you have no idea where you are.
The day’s eye closes and then uncloses again. The morning robs the room of its deep shadows, pressing the dead night more deeply into the darkness. Drawing the curtains of your eyes shut, you can feel the light closing in around you.
Rocking your head back and forth in refusal, you are only dimly aware of where you are.
You are in a hotel. That is where you must be.
You are steeped in the swirling sheets of a rent-a-bed at the Lincoln Park Inn, 601 West Diversey Parkway.
Why are you in a hotel?
Bursting into the world of consciousness with the elegance of a rabid muskox, you no longer remember who you used to be.
The dawn undarkening…
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