Katie Hibner

Synopsis of Walmart Vigilante Episode No. 1

           When I strove for soldier poetics, I strove for canistered ghosts to fire down the shampoo aisle. Mr. Clean ditched our pregame huddle, said my eye-holes just needed a good spooning-out.

          But a greeter set me up on the flipside, guiding me to footholds in the Prussian blue seal. Her escape through the toy bin was rigged though. I toggled through her profile and saw her turtleneck covered a Save Money. Live Better. choker of barbed wire.

          Later, in my Arkansas cell, I heard that Mr. Clean became the head chef at Chuck E. Cheese’s. He swung naked on their tongues like they were wrecking balls.

Katie Hibner

Katie Hibner is a confetti canon from Cincinnati, Ohio. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Bone Bouquet, glitterMOB, inter|rupture, Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Powder Keg, and Word for/Word. Katie reads for Sixth Finch and dedicates all of her poetry to her mother, Laurie.


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