"krilinger radiation cannot be used in any known medical procedures." (circa 1989)
sometimes when i dream, all of the survivors look like bug-eyed hybrids, carrying obsolete firearms & handwoven rope. & i always dream of scarecrows in black. lying in the bathtub listening to hump back whale songs recorded in nineteen eighty-nine (1989) while my soft lamp lights up the mirror with star-shaped halos, i can't help but see shadows step in front of the light source while i'm naked & prone. i've drawn on the moisture of the mirror, doodling shapes & script. when the scarecrow looks up from its splayed hands, its face looks nothing like what i expected. so i think "so thats how it is, is it, spiders? i should have known you'd be on my team, with your bleak fashion sense."