Staying Power

Eye don’t have to leave

My House

The House on The Hawk

I fought for in Court

unrepresented —

Eye don’t have to leave

Cape Sable Island

for idyllic privacy

on the ocean in Jordan Bay

Eye have the ocean

lots of it

here

Eye don’t have to listen

to friends, ex-friends

who say I should get

“a fresh start”

Eye am in My Fresh Start

here

where Eye have come into My Own

as an established artist

happy in my morning studio

dreaming of my love

in bed @ night

who alone holds the option

of uprooting me