Seven Months at Sea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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