A Little Boat

I dream of a boat to take us away
A long boat, a little boat with sails as white as a spider’s web
Bustled by the wind, dampened by the river’s spray
To stand at night under a shrouded moon
Cold yet warm by your side
Watching for the weather to come
While the heat of the day drains into the water
Leaving a skein of milky threads floating alongside us
I dream of a boat to take us away


If this seems an unfathomable dream
We should remember carefully the mystery of our love
The unlikely fortune that finds us here
We have no one else so we have each other
A fragile and treacherous gift that could break apart
One without the other is an impossible thought
I want to drink every drop of you
While nesting in branches of an unknown tree