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Scott Edward Cole: Music

Bosphorus

(Cole)
Stealing away
from these shores--
out on the Bosphorus.
All that you wanted is yours.

You know you love him
and you’d give your soul for him.
But he traded his own
to be with you.

With all that
wishing entails--
here on the Marmara sea,
adrift in a boat with no sails.

He gave you direction,
he built a beacon on his shores
But when you touched ground
you’d found he’d left to find you.

Stealing away
from his shores--
adrift in this little boat.
Your blistered hands at the oars.

how could love elude you,
when it’s everywhere you are?
So you follow the light
of the brightest star,
and it leads you home.