Constant Without Me

And you were not to be a constant in my life
I saw you face down in the river
You lay there for weeks until one day
I passed by, expecting

But you were gone

Maybe the current flowed into you
And the water became your blood
And the cold stone softened 
Right through to the core

Becoming your heart

And just as the night was ending
When no-one was looking
You rose into life

You rose from the river

I dream you are out there somewhere
A real man 
Constant without me
Constant without me knowing