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POETRY / I Love Dick #7 / Jennifer MacBain-Stephens


Inspired by the Amazon series


Her period blood
like a tight watch band 

can’t wait to get it off
his arm, wrist, palm 

if you love the liquid
then love all of her

he likes to say
you are so wet for me 

when it’s the right
kind of wet

and who is she kidding
it turns her on too but

when it’s red and iron
smelling and rust colored

and sludge week he walks
briskly to the bathroom

doesn’t run because
that would be rude

like it’s body rot, like
it’s a disease to catch 

not part of the fucking,
the desire, the solubility

of bodies and thighs
and embrace and moan 

rinse that plague off asshole
the moon is rising: 

it’s too late for you

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens lives in Midwest and is the author of four full length poetry collections: "Your Best Asset is a White Lace Dress," (Yellow Chair Press, 2016) "The Messenger is Already Dead," (Stalking Horse Press, 2017,) “We’re Going to Need a Higher Fence,” tied for first place in the 2017 Lit Fest Book Competition, and “The Vitamix and the Murder of Crows,” is recently out from Apocalypse Party. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. She is also the author of ten chapbooks. Recent work can be seen at or is forthcoming from The Pinch, Black Lawrence Press, Quiddity, Prelude, Cleaver, Yalobusha Review, Zone 3, and decomp. Visit: