A Strange Place to Call Home
Illustrated by: Ed Young
Published by: Chronicle, 2012
Awards: IRA Teachers Choice; NCTE Notable
Copyright © Marilyn Singer 2012

A Strange Place to Call Home

(excerpt)

ON THE ROCKS

limpets

In the intertidal zone,

where waves are prone

to be forceful,

where the waters rush

to batter, buffet, crush,

dislodge, displace, fling,

a limpet is resourceful.

It’s fine construction

employs suction.

In other words, its thing

is mightily to cling.