a poem I wrote in class last nightApril 14, 2010
Someday I will live by the sea
with a giant lighthouse just for me.
Seashells and castles and picnics on sand,
no one to tell me “no” or “you can’t”.
The sky will be blue everyday
and the waves will wash in all of the way.
There will be just an occasional storm
only enough to sit by the fire and drink cocoa, warm.
How about you? I do ask.
Do you want to live on a far mountaintop?
or meadows of heather? a small sailing boat?
or perhaps in a tower with a very big moat?
As for me, you can have those,
all I want is plenty of sea and some sand to wiggle my toes.
This was vaguely inspired by reading Shel Silverstein and the very real craving I have right now for escape.