Yesterday’s Monsters…

Cover of Planet of the Blind....man and dog....

Do you remember when making a scary movie all you needed was a tarantula the size of a city bus?

Sometimes looking at Trump I see the spiders in his eyes.

Alright, I can’t see worth a shit, but you know what I’m talking about.

Remember when cheesy monsters were fit representations of Cold War fears?

Last night I dreamt I was in a strange hotel. Something sinister was going on just a few floors above. I asked the desk clerk what was going on but he spoke a language I couldn’t identity.

He had spiders in his eyes.

My sister fell in love with the Creature from the Blanck Lagoon when she was a kid. She knew he was a victim of neoliberalism.

I also felt this way though I favored Godzilla.

I know a man who owns the copyright for Godzilla figurines.

I once asked him if he made more money from fear or nostalgia.

“Oh, nostalgia,” he said, “everyone loves yesterday’s monsters.”

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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