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Tim Kahl
Tim Kahl [http://www.timkahl.com] is the author of Possessing Yourself (CW Books 2009) and The Century of Travel (CW Books, 2012). His work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Notre Dame Review, The Journal, Parthenon West Review, and many other journals in the U.S. He appears as Victor Schnickelfritz at the poetry and poetics blog The Great American Pinup and the poetry video blog Linebreak Studios. He is also editor of Bald Trickster Press and Clade Song. He is the vice president and events coordinator of The Sacramento Poetry Center.
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Tim Kahl

The Shy Know Longer



creator of bar code dies

after fire

trees DNA sequenced

for mysterious quantum unit


a spruce and a cheerful fellow

explore the structure of Lady Evolution


the party crasher locates

consciousness in the back seat

of a cream-colored Pontiac


the movie version of dystopia

features passing clouds

with no choices

a leading man named

Senator Krupt



Tim Kahl

Swedish Bikini Team

mimics the ethics of O negatives

admires skyline

of American Chinatowns


neurotoxin in sleeping bees

the shy know longer

the odor of the predator


Tim Kahl

Ninety Percent of Doors



tired brain of former senator

seeks comfort in Muslim prayers

spoken daily in prison unit


liars on gun applications

reunited with séance operators


attendants at bodegas clinicas

kiss image of high court judge

woven into carpet


human rights record of gunslingers

compared to

rumors of decline in Atlantis


downtime in shuttle

used to service pistol

results in

accidental shooting

of franchise owners



Tim Kahl

society's takers give back

how-to film on hiding assets

film studio estimates

ninety percent of doors still unlocked












Copyright © Tim Kahl. White Whale Review, issue 6.1

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