Alanis Morissette

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, the founder of OOIPP fest, one fifth of Boomerang Club 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—longlisted for Best Pamphlet in the 2018 Saboteur Awards. He co-edited anthologies The Dizziness of Freedom and Alter Egos (Bad Betty Press, 2018 and 2019). He is a multiple slam champion and his work has been published in magazines, anthologies and online journals. His second pamphlet was published in 2019 he is currently working on his first collection..