She came out from under the bed | Jennifer Macbain-Stephens
Jennifer MacBain-Stephens is the author of two full length poetry collections: "Your Best Asset is a White Lace Dress," (Yellow Chair Press, 2016) and "The Messenger is Already Dead," (Stalking Horse Press, 2017.) Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. She is also the author of nine chapbooks and writes poetry reviews for Agape Editions. Recent work can be seen at or is forthcoming from Lime Hawk, Sweet Tree Review, Kestrel, The Chiron Review, Yalobusha Review, decomp, and Inter/rupture. Visit: http://jennifermacbainstephens.wordpress.com/.
She came out from under the bed and brought all legality thunder with her: procurement contracts and readiness, repurposed grenades, hag witch catastrophe. You do not know I command a steeliness, record my own short comings, rake leaves from my hair, excavate throat dirt. Her head is remodeled with stainless steel guilt and sun filled tomorrows. The torso is open all night. I see the light now, shining from pinholes.