But I don't know what it is. I've forgotten. It's really important though.
Pay credit card bill? Meet someone? Wish someone a happy birthday?
I look for a post-it note around the house or a note on my phone.
I must have written it down somewhere.
I look around the house, becoming more frantic.
I pull open drawers and empty them.
I throw my phone to the ground.
What am I supposed to do today?
I push the couch to the side and throw the pillows on the floor.
I rip paintings off the wall.
I run up and down the stairs until I am out of breath.
I am in full panic mode now.
I take the mirrors off the wall and they crash to the ground. I empty the fridge. I pour out the trash onto the ground.
It's big, the thing I had to do today was big. I know that.
I light a match and throw it on the floor.
I don't know what else to do.
I stand out on the sidewalk and watch the house go up in flames. As I hear the sirens of the firetrucks in the distance, I remember. I need to buy more cream for my hemorrhoids.
Whew, glad I remembered.