your forehead
airplane angry baby
naked gardener
broken break up ceramics
recycled trash fiction
empty wine bottle
the crane we didn’t know what it was
allergic runny eyes
questionable stain on a trench coat
stolen gem ring at the gym
dead deer by the side of the road
that dream about that jerk boy
a parent looking through a peep hole
a malfunctioning lawnmower in a movie
too much dog hair on odd items
receiving someone else’s checks in the mail
wanting sex when your partner doesn’t


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, decomp, and Inter/rupture. Visit: