The Swallowed Man

Sailors who had
Tossed him out
Shortened sail and
Went about
Leaving Jonah
To a cavern
Warm and yeasty
As a tavern.
Whale-born westward
Wave-born beachward
Swept up on the
Shell-filled sand
Gorged on shellfish
Slept on seaweed
Prophesied and
Died on land.