Issue 35, Final Fringe

Four psalms

by Heidi Lynn Staples Issue 32 11.05.2012

Psalm 3

Ihole armary
Vim tease
Eat threw rock hurled flings!

Tash a’twitch seizes a morsel,
Tears fish one gulp sleep-in
Eon’s Glide.

Psalm 29

Live minute slight ZREEP, lowly
Eyestripe, live minute slight ZREEP eron
Anorningly. Live minute slight ZREEP white eron
Speckled minute
Terra lays;

Torrid flits slight ZREEP
Eon’s slight
Noisiness. Slight wee slight ZREEP kip-kip-kip slight sand there’s.

Psalm 119

Spawned dollars
Highly abundant
Reliquiae, water column
Idyll lunar
Mells LARVAE. Spawned dollars
Pink slip

Psalm 150

Brainy SONAR. Brain Pod
Object categorizing: brain
Tonal whistling burst-pulse emits
Tuna follower. Brain tonal muscle ample emits body
Language: brain tonal coordinating through emits
Excogitous. Brain tonal
Of Arion
Seas an acquaintance: Brain tonal nigh with methylmercury
Escorsed. Trained

Docile entertainer acrobat: trained
O loft
Predicament of oceans. Drained forecast
House of symbols: Famed myths once as
Nigh ground into symbols.

Heidi Lynn Staples

Heidi Lynn Staples

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Heidi Lynn Staples’s debut collection Guess Can Gallop won the 2004 New Issues Poetry Prize. She is also the author of Dog Girl (Ahsahta Press 2006) and the forthcoming Noise Event (Ahsahta, 2013), drawn from the ecology of her native Gulf Coast. She has also published a nonfiction work, Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake (Caketrain 2012). Her poems have been published in numerous journals and anthologies including Best American Poetry 2004Chicago Review, Denver QuarterlyGreen Mountains ReviewPloughsharesWomen’s Studies Quarterly, and elsewhere.

She is cofounder and coeditor with Amy King of Poets for Living Waters, an international poetry response to the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and founder of pressing on, a book-arts project utilizing “locally thrown” trash.  She has been assistant editor and poetry editor of Salt Hill, associate editor of Verse, and an editorial assistant at The Georgia Review.

An assistant professor of English and the Learning Center Director at Piedmont College, Heidi lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband, daughter, cat, and front-yard veggie patch.