Where the water flowed,
So did we,
Carried like ripples toward those quiet, burning shores
Where we crashed together
With no rhythm, only song.
Like stones or planets we sunk toward each other,
Fear dragging us downstream
Even as we declared, “Watch how I choose my own direction;
Watch how I swim, so determined and full of grace.”
Whoever wrote there’s nothing new under the sun,
Didn’t know about us
Or your light upon my shores.
Was it fate or simply the tides
That brought us here?
The answer matters, maybe—
But only to you and me.
Just promise me this, my brother, my moon:
When the current changes,
You will swim with me,
In the only harmony I remember,
Along the only tide I trust.