Like the Tide

drag me out
like the tide
I know is
coming for me

in time you
will return me
to the sand
and firm ground

I know this
now, after all
the times we
have danced these

steps that mean
more than I
can yet realise
because I cannot

see the fact
that each time
you drag me
a little less

that each time
my head goes
beneath the waves
a little less

that each time
the salt scours
my flailing body
a little less

and that each
time you pull
my mind away
I get stronger.