Trap a white ermine. Scatter salt
on the snow. Its tongue will freeze fast.
Use its pelt for your pillow.
Draw a deer to its death to blanket
your bed. Put salt-licks in the forest.
Wait with your bow.
Catch a wild songbird. Sprinkle salt
on its tail. Cage the bird in your bedroom
to sing you to sleep.
Hold fast to a woman. Taste the salt
on her skin. Leave your sea scent behind
when you go.