Fingers

by Stacy Magner Barrett
Fingers


I pull out your chest
hairs when we have sex
and the bald red patches
calm me. Say you like it,
squeeze my sides where fat
pools above my hips,
something to hold onto
when someone knocks.




Stacy Magner Barrett has her BFA from Emerson College and her MFA from Bennington College, both in Poetry and Literature. She has a passion for the short poem, both writing it and reading it, which is only paralleled by her passion for the city of San Francisco, where she currently resides. She was a finalist for the Four Way Books Intro Poetry Prize and her work has been published in The Bennington Review, Inertia Magazine, and Structo.

The Polygamist

by Stacy Magner Barrett
The Polygamist


Jealousy is a turn-on.
Possessiveness helps

my libido. Always
wanted a sister.

Being one of several
just might work.




Stacy Magner Barrett has her BFA from Emerson College and her MFA from Bennington College, both in Poetry and Literature. She has a passion for the short poem, both writing it and reading it, which is only paralleled by her passion for the city of San Francisco, where she currently resides. She was a finalist for the Four Way Books Intro Poetry Prize and her work has been published in The Bennington Review, Inertia Magazine, and Structo.