Deep within the ship’s hull the meat marinates. Salted fish and beef soak in briny waters as the waves lap at the wood barrier. Men eat off wooden plates with wooden knives and drink beer from wooden mugs. Everything is tree and sea and cattle, pig bones scattered around the deck near the kitchen. How suddenly it sinks. The ship a wreck to balance in the deep water. Under the sea’s surface the meat marinates; the cattle graze at the seaweed that strangles the oak tree whose limbs curl and bend in the salty water.