sea outside window. see her birthplace, blanket of sky turned under. sea toes, wrinkled and damp. plash of light break upon sip. bells of boats, goats. her bellow fills chamber with toddling grief. throne below salt toe. patter upon marble stair. kerosene, a sudden crisis. scene for a mother’s sight. cry. sigh. absence of care. sea song at night. see treetops to coast. toe upon sift. tenacious as tide. she learns how to drift.