| Quote #1
The old South Boston Aquarium stands
The change is pretty straightforward here: the aquarium from long ago has been shut down and boarded up. Move on; nothin' to see here.
| Quote #2
The bronze weathervane cod has lost half its scales.
Again, the transformation is one of degeneration. The old place is falling apart and desolate. Maybe it would be a good spot to film a horror flick?
| Quote #3
Once my nose crawled like a snail on the glass;
These lines set us up for a change that's about to come. "Once" is what tips us off so that we expect a "now" moment. Lowell's got us on the edge of our seat. Who's got the popcorn?