Steve Barbaro

Once affiliated with the Byzantine Empire

sure one/ might descend/ a ladder in/ water, creaky/ really

like an evasive/ oarsman, and could/ even carry underwater drapes but/ shouldn't

pirouette/ near the calamari/ -- or simply eat/ a sack lunch while the locals brush

some bricks off: sandy/ scrapings:/ splashings: brightenings/ -- the shallows

deepening the sun/ the widths not/ exactly old-Turkish, their/ specific Christ

wild, portable -- this certain/ space named: a bronzing/ a coating coating the boats naming

the lampposts -- Christ/ splashing Christ and tombs/ and tombs and there

are shudders/ -- the tombs the tombs how they/ don't sink