and the water


    the water speeding past     you  looking at speeding past over the tilt of the boat
                                                  speed at this tilt
                            how many knots   pushed the capstan past the   whirling reefs?
                     this being the place the spot in the moving tide
                             the sea rid by both islands between the giant chalks of land
                                    t his land and that      one to t he west                           

                                                                    the wild scraggy water  colder
                                                                     waking the long dead dreams
                                                                              Ah but does cold waken?

                                                                                this time it does
                                                                                    her curse falls away
                                                            only love is good
                                                                 only love remembers
                                                            no not hate doesn't remember