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
in a nail bed.
What of our couches?
PORTRAIT OF ISABEL RAWSTHORNE STANDING IN A STREET IN SOHO, 1967
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.