PSALM 74: 16-17
She prays drift’s bride,
Earthite estoile drift’s bride:
Agrope five hundred years
Nun. Agrope hand
PSALM 45: 7-8
Substance ambergris, fixing the scentedness:
Polar Pod, prey Pod, has lower jaw of teeth single nostril
Economic expansionists prey for tallows. You prey arms against squid
Reservoir, man wants nose,
Man’s castles lit, petrol now
What bright lamps
How seas culled
Earth’s dive wave’s heave wake’s forehead.
Heidi Lynn Staples is the author of Dog Girl (Ahsahta 2007) and Guess Can Gallop (2004). Her poems have appeared in Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Ploughshares, Women's Studies Review, and elsewhere. Currently, she is finishing up a PhD in Athens, GA.