these limbs knocking windows
    this wind

this parched mouth
    this drought

rain tied back in grey drapes
    one nudge

and the whole jerry rigged mast
    will collapse

this flood   these saturated shoes
    puncture wound

induced by walking   the ruined foot   this
    journey inter-

rupted to patch holes   this broken boat
    these weeds

fish weaving in   the quiet mud
    this sucking

slow exhale   this pull toward
    sleep   this

nightshift   this turning
    this insistence