children became life-leasees, women signed their names in salt-water.
— diving down to work the nets again? Some cabins were removed,
with objects that once served Purpose: saws for cutting frozen lakewater,
where milk and eggs cooled naturally, a fresh breeze lifting from icy water.
to make windfall pie? We search the shore for rusty lanterns, shards of china,
Sugar, Coffee, Tea, Grease — even grease! — and a clean bucket named Water.