close reach


there is no better way to say goodbye
the ebb tide comes, sails billow, the world moves
and we wonder about the wind and water
rising and falling of the seas

every journey has an end and every end begins
a new day, a dawning of the sun, consciousness
returns and greets us again and again
nothing changes, only all of what we see and feel

time keeps everything from happening at once
love keeps everything happening forever
the waves we sail before, the doldrums, the rain
are places, as real as tomorrow, in our minds

there’s no better way to say goodbye
we did our best, told our heart’s stories
stole one last kiss before turning toward new day
and wrote another page in the story of our soul

who could ask for more from themselves or another
laugh and love, hurt and cry, these are memories
stories we will tell as the voyage goes on
in morning we’ll awake, and learn to love again the day