Our cabin perches e’er so high
To best survey the rock-strewn shore
Where steadily the ocean’s tide
Sounds crashing waves’ resounding roar;
Weathered shingles exclude the storms
That sometimes rage through the night
A cozy fire glowing warm
Will lure us closer by its light;
Why we return here every year
Remains to me a mystery
Yet when departure time draws near
I pack my share of memories.
Joann Grisetti has been writing for 45 years. She is a retired teacher from Florida. She receives encouragement from her daughter and has recently enrolled in a creative writing workshop. She is a member of Poetry Soup. You can read more of her poetry there.