There I sat,

Upon the river's brown bank.

The sun was shining

Brightly, ever so brightly

On the golden water.

And when I saw you

Boarding the glimmering, white ship,

I wept.

For I would never see you again.

And as the glorious ship

Left this soggy bank,

My tears dried.

For I knew you were going,

Going to a better place.

Longer, longer I waited,

Watching those white sails disappear.

And as you neared the horizon,

I saw you there,

Waving.

Despite how I tried to wave back,

I couldn't.

And suddenly, I wanted you to go,

To disappear over the horizon.

But the boat stopped.

The anchor dropped.

And your waving arm

Tantalizes me.