The night that you and I first were lovers
The schooner made ready for the sea
With nobody on board except the thought 
Of you and me

And as we used our stock of borrowed time
The schooner navigated by the light
Of just the way your eyes lit up the night
And by the dawn was out of sight

And as the world closed in to separate us
The schooner's sails were curved like caves
Hollowed in the mountain of the sun
The leeward gunwale running in the waves

The day the sky fell in and we were through
The schooner was already long gone
On the green water sailing straight and true 
She still goes on

Alone as me and even lovelier than you

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