Tiny Captains

When your hands are small
and your body slight
And you’re just a frag-a-ment
of a mel-o-dee, oh
And your stars align
but you can’t take flight,
You’re not a little bit like me!

And I am a captain of the universe,
one tiny boat in the sea
No port of call,
no direction at all!
Millions have gone before me!

When I’m battle-scarred,
and when my hands are tired,
take me home.

Vessel be bound in a tourniquet,
send me that wave of relief!
Damage be done —
but we live through this one!
Lifetimes have flashed before me!

May our love be long,
but when I’m dead and gone —
Let me rot.