the grain swirled in bright glass, he swirled
in grain over his head. they found him
when the barrels drained.
a pier bar, The Slanted, leaned. creaks
he leaned. or had.
red driftwoods hulled murmuring
of the womb. he thought it sad.
licked awake by a dog, slumped in sand
of a cold beach in strings of seaweed,
—you are not a dog he told it,
& it went. on his hands and knees
placed in gesture of loyalty,
pledged when overtaken, kneeled
beknighted, or in vomiting,