Hallway


we heard the echo down the hallway down the hall way down the hall we heard the echo down the hallway down the hall way down we chased the echo down the hallway down the hall way down the hall we chased the echo down the hallway down the hall way down we caught the echo down the hallway down the hall way down the hall we caught  the  echo  down  the  hallway  down  the  hall

way down we laced the echo down the hallway down the hall way down the hall we laced the echo down the hallway down the hall way down we  wore the echo down the hallway down the hall way down the hall we wore the echo down the hallway down the hall way down we were the echo down the  hallway  down  the  hall  way  down the hall  we were the echo down the hallway down the whole way down



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James Henry Knippen’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review Online, Crazyhorse, The Cincinnati Review, 32 Poems, Gulf Coast, The Missouri Review Online, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and West Branch, among other journals. He is the winner of a 2017 Discovery Poetry Prize and serves as the poetry editor of Newfound.