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Basic Accounting
Jennifer Jean
Writer of the Month

“Economics is the science of choice when dealing with scarcity.” –Dr. Beth Wheaton on sex-trafficking.

Here’s a question. Is there enough
love. (Yes) Here’s one other. Can we 

receive The Enough
love. (Yes) Most of the

We get hooked
on the Don’t, 

so let’s skip it. Can we. 
(Yes) If we can, why not 

receive—that’s The Question. (Yes)
‘Cause if there isn’t enough, (No)

& sex is Making (No)
Love, we need 

Pro-pretenders to make up
the (No) balance; 

& if not enough
choose to Pretend—

(& not enough Choose to)
what then. 

Where does The Religion of (No)
Scarcity take us—

what do we look to, 
from what do we look away.

Jennifer Jean’s debut poetry collection is The Fool (Big Table 2013). Her new manuscript, titled OBJECT, was a finalist for the 2016 Green Mountains Review Book Prize. She is the recipient of Waxwing Journal’s first annual Good Bones Prize, and she received an Ambassador for Peace Award in 2013 for her activism in the arts. Jennifer’s work has appeared in: Crab Creek Review, Rattle, Denver Quarterly, Mud City Journal, Solstice Magazine, and more. She’s Poetry Editor of The Mom Egg Review, Managing Editor of Talking Writing Magazine, and Co-director of Morning Garden Artists Retreats. Jennifer teaches Free2Write poetry workshops to trauma survivors and to sex-trafficking survivors. For more information, visit: - or follow Jennifer on Twitter and Instagram: @fishwifetales