As If You Had Promised

 not to steer but to steady
the boat when I steer into un-

when I steer into strange

when strange comes, bidden or un-

to be the water that rocks
the boat to dreams
that tell the poor

truth another
truth, let it slip

as water slips
into water

to be the shore that gives

the shore that takes

the shore that holds
the hands
of waves lets

the waves take
its body gives
them body

to be the house the house
I am stands next
to, space between

us filled
with space

not to build but to be
the house come home to