Withstanding the ebb and flow of tides
onslaught of storms
Many purposed buildings
cluttered with relics from the past.
Painted green and white,
- presentable - comfortable - traditional
Closer inspection reveals
paint peeling -
the accumulation of dry rot, soft spots
That's the important thing
Windows in are old-fashioned,
divided into many panes
So are the windows out
(Less efficient - More honest)
An afterthought -
Jumbled power lines confuse the sky above the boardwalk
The boardwalk - slippery connector between
- each dwelling - fish offal plant - cannery - machine shop -
No short cuts.
To get anywhere, take the same path
Retrace your steps to get from place to place.
Shrouded in mist, surrounding scenery is -
peripheral to Cannery in
its business of construction and repair -
accommodating strangers - bridging past and future
Insight into past
but - gated off areas
"Enter at own risk."
Cultures working side by side, never amalgamating.
Trying to span differences, mend holes
Strange meld - Utility and Whimsy
Conjuring up strong feelings:
The Cannery. My Dad.