Two Poems

by Angela Hibbs

Angela Hibbs is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Sin Eater (ARP books). Her work has been translated into Russian and French. She was awarded the 2010 Joseph S. Stauffer Prize. Follow her on Twitter @hibbsangela.

My life it stood a market ready product

 

Now that I am productive I am a product

That is, I pee gravy.

I grave chemical peels

That is I peel out of parking lots

Paradise lot

Arguments couched

in a nail bed.

I couch

Couch

What of our couches?

 

PORTRAIT OF ISABEL RAWSTHORNE STANDING IN A STREET IN SOHO, 1967

 

What splashes
out of her pocket and foot? Will she get her hand back
at the end of the painting? Is it she
who has broken the sky? Created the circle
around her? Perhaps it is daytime
her absent shadow. She realizes
she is in a package.

 


Angela Hibbs is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Sin Eater (ARP books). Her work has been translated into Russian and French. She was awarded the 2010 Joseph S. Stauffer Prize. Follow her on Twitter @hibbsangela.

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