her anatomy expels the foreseeable
follower against its surplus
translating itself, an
hourglass sandgrain perspective
arrested, air-shackled & tried
to flesh

the qualitative particle passion
vibrating as the emergent present(s) itself
ending stretching being in womb, inscriptive for whom
it opens
the chromosomal timetables
of stretching of restraint


Photography © TJ Edson

Photography © TJ Edson



smiling at the protest
she is certain
the dem’s will bring radical change
as wholly as you
bring her your love

& for once she might be right



the echo comprehends our carbon
alias & arithmetic
bolting limbs into motion,
flesh stunt doubles & their contingencies
opposite the camera, our feigning unaware
as if the onset of a thought
meant retraction of its reverse
or the smokestacks could ever smother
the agony of southern eyes


Stephanie Kaylor is based in upstate New York where she is completing a MA in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. She is also a current MA student at a European Graduate School, studying narrative structure and desire. Her poetry has appeared in journals including The Willow Review, AltPoetics, and Thirteen Myna Birds. Though her musings are not political in content, she is an ardent supporter of social justice, including sex workers’ rights and prison abolition.

TJ Edson is the Art Director of Oddball Magazine and a volunteer at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery. He has also had work appear recently in Terrarium.