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Special Providence

Fuck the girl in the rodeo hat
And the fishnets on the Q

Train trying so hard
To stand out

Fuck the girl in the fishnets
No, no, don’t

Fuck her. God. . .

Can you hear me? I
Take it back

Don't fuck her. If you have to
Fuck anyone

God. . .

Fuck me fuck
Me instead

by Stacy Skolnik


Stacy Skolnik

Stacy Skolnik is on the editorial staff for Montez Press and received her MFA from Brooklyn College, where she currently teaches. Some of her work and criticism has appeared in SALT. Feminism and Contemporary Art, The Adirondack Review, KGB Bar Lit Magazine, Josephine Quarterly, and elsewhere.

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