We push off from the bank

rowing out into the current

moon is full, and high

shining on the water

scattered clouds skitter across the sky

and a chill wind blows

making us shiver

wrapping our coats around us

Our boat catches the current

and takes us, swift and sure

past houses, under bridges

until we reach open country

Still we journey on

our destination the coast

and then the open sea

The past is behind us

The future is an empty page

waiting to be filled

The now is a night journey on the river

Fleeing yesterday

setting our faces

towards an unknowable tomorrow

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