Sea anchor, hold us safe in passing,
Stormy seas. Protect us from raging,
Tidal torrents, bone breaking waves.
Sea anchor, saviour of souls, bless our,
Fragile bodies, racked with fearful,
Doubts. Clothed in restless desires.
Sea anchor, protect us from gnawing,
Obsessions, tapestries of daily,
Duties, eating our aliveness.
Sea anchor, release us now from your,
Deathly grip of our history’s past,
Gnarled, bitter, toxic memory.
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