Poetry - Issue 21 | October 2014

Ocean Point

by Melissa

Ocean Point

These rocks
in the late-day sun,
ancient and smooth,
That rich seaweed smell
after yesterday’s storm,
Those children
poking at treasures
in the tide pool,
That lone sailboat
heading home,
This moment,
when the tide turns
and the wind
goes chill;
I should be
on my way,
but still,
I stay.

About the author

Melissa Ann Goodwin’s poetry won a top prize in the 2010 Writer’s Digest Annual Poetry Competition. Her books, The Christmas Village and its sequel, Return to Canterbury, are the culmination of her lifelong dream to write the kind of books she loved to read as a child. She is currently working on her third book, a historical novel inspired by her mother’s experience as an evacuee at the start of World War II.

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