She stood at the shoreline with her hands in the air,
And she screamed at her loudest, “Is anyone there?”
And as long as she stood there came no reply,
But the crash of waves and the rush of the tide.
So it became apparent in her train of thought,
That only the ocean could provide the company she sought.
So she named the beach home and learnt to speak with the waves,
And stood at the shoreline for the rest of her days.
Jessica Ford was born and grew up in Beaconsfield, QC. She has been published in various poetry books, including Polar Expressions and the Poetry Institute of Canada. Her passion for writing has been carried with her to CEGEP.