Down to the Water by Tim Seston

Janet and Kate don’t interact with each other.  
Janet is watching Kate.
Kate doesn’t know she is there.


Janet       The rhythms in the lapping of the waves
            The oars lie patiently to take a drink
Kate:        I tiptoe down the rocks wearing holes in all my socks
Janet       Time – stands – still
Kate:        I think

Janet:      The sun wakes up and reaches through the dark
            The moon just shakes its head and waves goodbye
Kate:        I step into the boat.  Push off and there I float
Janet:      Time – stands – still
Kate:        I sigh

Janet:      Down to the water
Kate:        No place here on Earth I’d rather be
Janet:      Down to the water
             Time – stands – still
Kate:        with me

Kate:        I balance in the middle of the bench
Janet:      The wood is hard but greets her none the less
Kate:        In my hands I hold each oar - stroking further from the shore
Janet:      Time – stands – still
Kate:        Oh yes

Janet:      Down to the water
Kate:        No place here on Earth I’d rather be
Janet:      Down to the water
             Time – stands – still
Kate:        with me
Down to the Water
Once in a Lifetime