On a hot and steamy July day
this hand sculpture was
in a doorway
near the Instituto di Venezia where
Jim and I studied Italian.
sweltering in a heat advisory
at home in the US - -
I remember the same sizzle in Venice
July two years ago -
when - this woman sat patiently -
on the hot pavement - hoping.
I like to compare points in time.
It comforts me.
am I relieved that I can remember?