in defense of my yankee boyfriend i want nothing more than randomized curvature from yours then his then yours again feign my line of questioning to drain chromosomal sacks of malcontent from every whatever i spit to flame. from the underbelly i settle hard swallows gauzed in sweat or other. i carve […]
RACHEL STEMPEL is a genderqueer Jewish poet and educator. They were a finalist in the 2020 New Delta Review Chapbook Content, longlisted for the 2020 Fish Publishing Poetry Prize, and their work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Nasiona, New Delta Review, The Journal, Penn Review, Porter House Review, and elsewhere.
In Defense of My Yankee Boyfriend
When You’re Back
by Rachel Stempel
When you’re back, look to your left there’s a great deal of it spread thin though I’d like to scoop & saver, too, slather on the skin I had at seventeen. Bone dust setting spray keeps your ears pulled back keeps you younger than you need a certain charm […]