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Peter Davis


How Today Becomes a Creepy Spider


You have hopes, maybe.
Maybe, you have financial problems
or thoughts like lasers. Scattered thoughts
like scattered lasers. You may imagine
a laser shooting through a prism.
You imagine the prism jiggling.
Prism Jiggling.
Their first record,
Thoughts Like Lasers, Lasers like BB's on A Tiled Floor,

Tina, after a while, you cut your hair.
Then, you notice bits of hair in the bathwater.
It is now beginning.
In the background, the TV says,
"puberty isn't for kids anymore."