The Cottage Without You: A Poem by Carol Good

Red bench on shore of lake at sunset
Written by Carol Good

Photo credit: Patti Foley

The Cottage Without You

A cottage visit without you is
Like a motorboat without a spark plug
Like a dock without that chair

Like a burnt burger without pickles
Like a campfire without s’mores
Like a cup of coffee gone cold

Like a night sky without the Milky Way
Like a canoe trip without loons
Like a dusty road with a dead end


About Carol Good

Since retiring, Carol has redirected her creativity into writing – mostly poetry. Her pandemic projects have included publishing of her first poetry collection – Alive & 65: a celebration for her 65th birthday and joining the League of Canadian Poets. She lives in an octagonal century home with her very handy husband located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. She recognizes the land as being home and traditional territory to other Indigenous people since time immemorial.

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