THE ARCHIVES: Chapter 160


A guy in my computer engineering class,
whose name is Clay, made little shapes
out of paper clips.
He called them “widgets.”
Every day, by the time class ended, he made
five new widgets.
Sometimes he left them in classroom
for the janitor to clean up.
Sometimes he put them in people’s backpacks.
Sometimes he flung them into the spinning fans
inside the computers.
Today he stuck a widget into an electrical outlet
and shocked himself.
“You gotta complete the circuit, dumbass,”
muttered Nick around a mouthful of biscuit.
Clay shrugged and made a new widget.

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