Tie Then Tie Agian


I started before my summer did, down at old Classic Harbor Line.

With my straight khaki pants on and my white polo shirt tucked in tight.

My job wasn't hard I said " I know just what to do",

but I learned more about the Rhythm of Line then what I previously thought I knew.

It's the quick thump the line makes as it hits my hands,

the swift eights I draw around the cleat, the hitch I pull in tight, just right.

It's the gate I open when I'm done,

the wait I wait for,

For boats to come.

So that when the Rhythm of Line starts again it doesn't really end,

Till I can tie then tie again.