A few weeks ago David Victor Feldman told me about some early science fiction short stories written by the poet John Ciardi. I took a poetry seminar taught by Ciardi in 1973. David sent me a link to a pdf of the story by "John Anthony" called The Hypnoglyph. I said that will be the title of my next drawing and suggested I should make the drawing before I read the story. David said I should draw, read, and draw again. The story turned out to be about an object used to hypnotize through touch. Kind of a Borgesian idea with an Outer Limits ending.