When my wife and I moved out

Into a roof o’er our heads…

That first winter was horrible–

Part time work kept us fed.

Along in January

We both answered a query

For Home Health Aides–

The pay made us merry!

In the Blackstone watershed,

We learned where it led…

Rode the old caanal,

Listening to what the Guide said.

I planned a canal on my layout

But that may not be…

I haave lock doors and canal boat

But it’s not done easily

Packed in too much already,

Including a mill warer wheel…

That’ll have an electric motor

Hidden to make it squeal!

I thought of blocking off space for the mill

The canal can be alongside…

Reminding us of when we moved

Here to eventually abide.

–Jonathan Caswell


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