By Penny Cox Caldwell
May 2023

by Penny Cox Caldwell, a resident of the Hancock County coast, and a member of Coast Electric

A Mississippi beach or coast line with a single tree on the left.

Mississippi to me?
It’s a thousand memories,
of the beaches, and the breeze,
and the lapping of the Gulf on
my knobby-kid knees.

Mississippi to me?
It’s family folk, now departed,
on the seawall, and the harbor,
catching bounty from the waters; trout and shrimp,
and crab and oysters.

Mississippi to me?
It’s the place that I am known.
Where my soul can freely roam,
where my heart and I belong.

Mississippi is my home.

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