This flowed extremely well. I got through it very quickly. A proper analogy would be pouring water through a funnel, as opposed to trying to shove peanut butter that has been left out on the counter for a few days without a lid through that very same funnel. Yeah, you know exactly what I am talking about.
That said, I am about to read it over. I like some of the rhyming. In certain places it sounds very forced. The fourth stanza lacks that third line, same line rhyming pattern it had before. It would be much better if that was fixed. You kind of expect it, and it doesn't work well with the rest of the poem. Also, side is overused. But that's just a small note. I almost wrote side note. I laughed a little and then moved on.
To the main point, I liked this. It has a lot of potential, but I am not sure it is at its best yet. From reading it aloud, it doesn't flow quite as well as it did the first time. I think a lot of it is the rhyming and some of the words that threw me off a bit.
The first stanza is awesome. The second could be improved. I love the imagery in the first though, I know I am jumping around, but that's the truth. Also, "anchor eyes." I just adore that description. Beautiful.