Fire light flashed across floorboards,
like moonbeams over waves.

I stood where it caressed the shore.

With an invitation,
I placed my hull upon your water.

A buoyant force pressed against me
as I immersed myself in you.

We rocked.
Your waves lapped against me:
a reinforced resistance,
a caressing cadence,
a soothing submission.

Drifting slowly from the world,
destination uncharted,
a keel of trust upheld me
on this maiden voyage.