forward or behind?
neither one can rightly say
lets wait here for our friends to miss us
she bites a nail
she left a trail all around the island
hoping somebody finds them
left to rot they're conjuring up the most peculiar premonitions
taking over their brains weren't meant to be tied to a brick and tossed
through a black hole
bermuda stole our boat
he spent 17 days combating waves with a makeshift life raft of twigs and branches
she wipes his face says "its all ok. i'm cooking up an otter and distilling the salty water. lets find ourselves a nice little patch of shade and crack open this coconut. drink it up. forget about the rescue squad. they're not coming dear. i think we're better off building a home and letting go so we can stop guessing."
but just as we had figured out a winning system of living we spotted a flagship.
"yo ho! all aboard!" the captain said.
now that we made it out ok, i can't help but turn and look the other way.
the open ocean air is giving me chills.
was up all night in the sleeper cabin thinking about that island's two inhabitants.
we quietly crept up top and met on the deck and said "I was thinking the same thing all night."
they spilled their weight
the ocean spray exploded
they swam toward their new home in the middle of nowhere.
no the sharks wouldnt dare swim towards them,
but the shores were much farther than they thought.
on and on they'll drink from a coconut
released March 14, 2013
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