In calm weather it might be great
to live in a castle exposed to the sea.
But whatever its comfortable state,
in a storm it is not where you’d like to be.
The trees that offer some protection
will be rattled, tousled, torn,
and after careful circumspection
mourn the leaves that are forlorn.
Far from towns and streets, however,
the air ‘s as fresh as it can be.
And when the web links did not sever
you still learn more than you can see.
Your home and castle you expose,
but only to the wind that blows.