To each saint

a passage

& accompanying

set of obstacles—

To each a difficulty

in pleasure to entrench the hunt

to endeavor against each V

of piss in the snowfield

each box of bees

each delivery

the courier holds to her ribs

like a trembling pup

each map taped

to the ceiling of her rooms—

Each of her handwritten journals set above

the bar at Shimoda’s Tavern—

Each crinkled hex & promise made by a boy

used for a bit of packing,

bunting her unlovely ways into the spit.