((vultures I))

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens


a child flaps
under a swimming pool tarp

pop shake point spray
cut 409 poison 

a dragging         

top of a flat-bed truck
lay in the field, 

left for possessive bear scat
A raw piece of metal

scraped against the earth’s skin
I watched 

generator cranking, 
gearing up to slam

They sun themselves
wings spread, don’t you know? 

shade like gunshots



Jennifer MacBain-Stephens went to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and now lives in the DC area. She is the author of two full length poetry collections (forthcoming.) Her chapbook “Clown Machine” is forthcoming from Grey Book Press this summer. Recent work can be seen or is forthcoming at Jet Fuel Review, Freezeray, The Birds We Piled Loosely, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Inter/rupture, Poor Claudia, and decomP. Visit: http://jennifermacbainstephens.wordpress.com/.

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