When want for flesh, o
______Lord my beast,
I sink my teeth.
______Does that please you:
my love locusts
______loosed in your stable
body. Your body Jerusalem,
______your body Ophir,
your body swarmed
______gold. Delicious,
how I shake horses
______from your hair.
O gospel of hooves,
______votive pasture,
dowry wound:
______I sprawl
in your furs.
______Desire, war coax,
thrum of God:
______release me,
lustbright and ached.
______O beast,
by sweat and horn
______from whence we came.


Carly Joy Miller