The second launch of “Island 1” came during my time at Ucross artist residency in northern Wyoming. My friend Neltje offered her pond, so we had a big launch inviting local residents, ranchers, artist and other visiting artists. I asked participants to bring poems by, for and about ducks. We read poems and indulged in duck and goldfish crackers and of course bottles of Cold Duck. I placed tiny tea candles on the island and on other flotsam, and we launched it about sunset. Only the ducks missed the occasion, but they would come later.