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POETRY
Ways to Describe a Body
Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

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shorts down / not yet cold / pliant / blue like Drano / sun-washed / sitting / tested /rippled midsection / conspired against / harmless / bonded to the wall / between his lips / nothing to hold it / she-bitch / awful and goddamn / gutsy / soul-less / irrational / slanting / ragged / eviscerated / drained

 

Text from King, Stephen. Salem’s Lot. New York: Random House, 1975. Print. pages: 282-291.


Jennifer MacBain-Stephens lives in Midwest and is the author of three full length poetry collections: "Your Best Asset is a White Lace Dress," (Yellow Chair Press, 2016) "The Messenger is Already Dead," (Stalking Horse Press, March 2017,) and “We’re Going to Need a Higher Fence,” tied for first place in the 2017 Lit Fest Book Competition. Her chapbook “She Came Out From Under the Bed, (Poems Inspired by the Films of Guillermo del Toro)” recently came out from Dancing Girl Press. Recent work can be seen at or is forthcoming from Prelude, Cleaver, Kestrel, Yalobusha Review, decomp, and Inter/rupture. Visit: http://jennifermacbainstephens.wordpress.com/