A nightmare dreamed 1978/9/22 by Chris Wayan
You lured me in your office, baiting me with empathy.
"I hear a baby|
cry in there"
"Can't be one but|
let's go see,"
Let me lock the door
So no one will see..."
Then you spin to me
with fragile baby's cry,
suppose I should wish I
hit you I cut you I shot you
Not fought for an eye for an eye
By stinging you too.
For that's what I tried.
I gotta eat too.
With spidersense, I get by.
I really was less upset by the doctor's treachery or his transformation into a giant man-eating spider, than by finding out I was one too.
I'm not a Spiderman fan. I think this nightmare was provoked by Charles Harness's book The Ring of Ritornel, with supplemental spider-touches from Fritz Leiber's The Big Time.
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