I wanted to turn back

This leaving port

All flags and fireworks

Swayed me

I wanted to press on

But only if the carnival of a beginning could be maintained

You became still and our wind dropped

Our sails drooped

We stopped.

We had no charts


Then we remembered our way

You found it first

And then plain was our course

We looked at each other

Long edged glances

We did not forgive

We understood

In the better knowing

And when we glanced up again

Our sails were full