Seven Months at Sea

1
They pulled me from your sleep
But the rigging could not hold
Nor the anchor swim.

2
Like a navigator I charted the stars,
Waiting for the waves to break
Over the midnight voyage of our flesh.

3
You were swept along
On the sail of my breath
But the storm
Had carried us past our island.

4
In the morning the ocean
Opened our eyes
And the sun came to rest
On our shadows.

5
We studied the charts
Then spread our hands
To the wind.

6
You called me your captain
And fed me honey and almonds
The color of your shoulder.

7
Among red waves the sun went down.
In one stride came the night.
We had reached the edge of the world.

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