because weight is distributed differently when afloat
Leia Penina Wilson

she contracted -- extracted --

she put her loneliness in an airtight jar and set the jar afloat.

he found her loneliness (its airtight jar). fished it out of the sea (unknowingly hungry for it).

unsure about ravage or rage but he opened her.

he built a city upon a hill with her loneliness (out of it). destroyed all the roads and railways to the city -- it was his city (a secret city).

what do you do with a city that's all a secret she wonders do we even exist?