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Pyromanian II

Kris Hall

striated fume,

a yarning snake
from the receptacle.

the whole block,
bracing to popcorn—

I subscribed myself
to forthcoming throes;

lunged mammatus

headline coined

union and 3rd
poised to gazelle


we didn’t see its amber,
only a collective gorge
of duck.

a nape, naked
primed for the tap.

when nothing happened &
the marquee kept on,

I lit a cigarette
to revisit the smoke.

Kris Hall is a writer and organizer from Seattle, WA. He is the curator for Da’daedal and SQUASH: Beats & Books. He is also the author of the chapbooks Notes for Xenos Vesparum (Shotgun Wedding) due this fall, and Dillinger on the Beach (Horse Less Press) forthcoming in the spring.

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ISSUE THREE: Alertly Messy

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   His Mother Writes
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Amy Schriebman Walter
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Miho Kinnas

Mark Povinelli
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   Notes II

Kenneth Nichols
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     Bombed the SAT

John Patsynski
   The Money Weapon

Aileen Bassis
   Pellucid Musing

Travis Macdonald
   When the Map's Crease
      Becomes an Axis
      and Detaches

Kris Hall
   Pyromanian I
   Pyromanian II

Claire Scott
   Harbor Lights

Elizabeth Kate Switaj
   Poseidon's Canto