Thursday, March 11, 2010

Poem about a Hamster

I wrote a poem with a hamster in it. It wasn't a poem about a hamster really, but a hamster played a central role. But then I couldn't stop thinking about Tao Lin while I was trying to edit it. Tao Lin writes about hamsters a lot. I like Tao Lin's hamsters. So I started feeling like I was in some way ripping off Tao Lin. It was maybe like I was unconsciously plagiarizing him and didn't know it until I started working more on the poem. So now I am posting this. It's a pet hamster you can feed. You can tell him to get back on the wheel by clicking on it. If you leave him alone he will drink water and fall asleep after cleaning his face.

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