'What has to be there'

— Photo by Alice Abbott Kimball

— Photo by Alice Abbott Kimball

To make do, making a living:

to throw away nothing,
practically nothing, nothing that may

come in handy:

within an inertia of caked paintcans,

frozen C-clamps, blown strips of tarp, and

pulling-boat molds,

to be able to find,

for whatever it's worth,

what has to be there:

From “Eaton’s Boatyard’’ (in Castine, Maine), by the late Philip Booth