Lac d’en Bas

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

Eye had a lakeside cup of Bengal Spice

offered by Corinne from Pubnico

Who lived the life

under Her Canopy of leaves

of 22 years

beside the Lac d’en Bas

She saw a turtle

from Her Dock

(complete with wooden diving board)

Eye met Her Husband

of salty stock

Who showed me Art

found in burls

and tree knots —

a wolf, a whale, a dragon head

and out in His Back Field

His “Camouflaged” Trailer

to hide His Cars

amongst His Collection

of ancient tractors, lumber mills

and What-not