Angelfish or angel
Just for me
not the rest of the crowd
my story cradled in the palm of your hand
flips off the offering
are not offering me up,
sticking my image
on the back of your pick-up.
Your tongue down my throat.
He went forth, saw a great multitude,
White man, baby blue eyes, turquoise robes
Healed their sick.
His disciples said, Send the multitude away
That they may go into the villages, and buy
She smells like fish, rotten teeth, hagfish, mouth open
Dead grouper, monkfish, carp: whiskers, scales.
Swims fish, sleek-water-wise, in her element.
Five small barley loaves
Two fish. Bring them hither to me.
Sit down on the grass. He blessed and broke.
They did all eat and were filled.
Gathered the fragments.
Twelve baskets full.
Others did not dare show their faces
Before the Lord.
She knew what to do with the twelve baskets.