Lights

From this first breath
We plunge into waters unknown
Heading in some direction with only one immediate course;
No plans for the waters miles out to sea

The waters here are calm, so we try to stay in them
Keep her steady as long as we can
Until the keel swings ’round and we have no choice
It’s time for new waters
Reassess, relearn

But sometimes the water stays calm
And we grow restless at the ever-patient tide
“Where are our waves?”
We say
And steer our boat further out to sea

Every breath is a first breath
Each taking us in a new direction
And we steer our boats at each turn
Toward lights that
Miles back
Never even existed

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