i'm working to bring the various metaphors together here but i think that i have got it, although the truncated nature of the narrative for me at least, is counter-intuitive and therefore distracting from the theme.
i am a geezer as you know Daniel and therefore i like 'joining' words and i have inserted the same therein hereafter hereunder:
i know (that) you have felt neglected,
slipp(ing) (your) moorings like some little yacht
(that) no-one has paid any mind to:
jostling. rising, falling on the swell.
i know that feeling - a great distance. nowhere really.
like riding the forks of lightning
(so) i'll just stare at you
(and) grab hold of your
not a grammar moment D but more of how i would get more from this because in my world, 'joining' words are like braille to the blind, providing deeper understanding and insight without compromising on the message.
and be careful with that lightning riding palaver.