Salt Bile.

oil dousing
bread-dipped thumb
over capacity housing
fingers getting numb
sleeping bag carpet
ceiling-tile crack
once she goes in
you can never get her back
retracing her steps
from the pavement to the stairs
to the center of the pacific
where the ship sent out 3 flares

they look in the garage
and under the bed-
she’s drifting the oceans
with seaweed in her head.