Alanis Morissette by Jake Wild Hall


small dark speck on the window
looks at me says you are lonely
small dark speck on the window 
laughs says you are surrounded by joy 
small dark speck on the window 
stares at me how it stares
small dark speck on the window
refuses to go away although i scrub yes i scrub 
tell my hands bleed
small dark speck becomes smudge
small dark smudge on the window
small dark smudge becomes smear
small dark smear on the window
small dark smear becomes window
small dark window
small dark window becomes house
small dark house
small dark house becomes me
small dark me in the corner
tea goes cold on the window sill
i ask Alanis Morissette the meaning of irony 
haha she says and disappears
i turn my phone on and immediately hate myself 
i turn it off
no thats a lie
i have fallen down the hole like Alice
i am drink me size in my stomach

Jake Wild Hall is one half of Bad Betty Press and winner of the PBH 2016 Spirit Of The Free Fringe Award. He has performed on BBC Radio and at festivals and literary events across the UK, including touring his debut pamphlet Solomon’s World. His new pamphlet Blank is out with Bad Betty now.

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