It begins with a paved path
Then opens onto an expansive view or two
Ah, but then the tempting cliffs and edges call
So we can’t help but go down and explore. Yes, this way, let’s go!
Then, down by the sea, our own little pond
Perfect for watching the waves rage too
But we must continue, the sentinels beckon us
Those imprisoned islands await our visit
Oh, or maybe we’re the ones behind bars
Just as well, the day draws to a close. Here’s one last hurrah on the way back
The lighthouse itself was shy that day. Sequestered behind repaired fences. Maybe next time we’ll climb those fences and sit with our legs dangling over the cliff edge, staring off to sea. Maybe, maybe, if you come with me.