for Barry G.
"Food is any substance, usually composed of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and water, that can be eaten or drunk by an animal, including humans, for nutrition."
teach me how to fish by voice
to keep trumpets for the day I drown
past this bread and water life
to savor the clouds like inviolable
children, to pencil in my own lightning
when the ocean forgets I need
salt on my hands and knees
to season my erosion, to push through
the old sunken minefield I call
home when I'm asleep, to remember
the heart's navy can rescue me from
any evil I imagine