Body, perforated

as portal:

you are holy.


Let in the drink,

the sting.Eat 

and breathe an ocean. 


Be swept 

as skeleton, strong 

enough to survive.


The wave carries 

you as tide bleaches

colour from being.


Give away 


the nerve.


Spill as 


into rock pool.


Gather in a glassy 

silica gown

that we wash clean.


Succumb into comb 

as ghost, as saline 

glow. And soak.