to my husband on our wedding day

I tether my ship to your anchor
I trust it as a lifeline 
Knowing you’ll keep me planted 
At rise of wave

I tie it ‘round you knowing 
You will guide us both out sea bound 
As my North Star to creativity, dreams or 
directions our hearts take us

And if you were to slacken your line
drawing away in moods of rough winds or waters
You still would never be far from me 
Fastening us both through tide

That if you were to dig deep into marine floor
Burying your heels and holding motionless 
I would still encircle you
a happy satellite

I tether my ship to your anchor 
And the more I pull you toward me 
The less we are in chains;
Through life we’ll sail.

6.5.16

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