Remember all

those throes

upon the slanting

deck. Place

yourself where

you are placed

by destiny

and behold

the craven

acts of

others, the

heroics of

some and

take your

measure upon

the stage

about to sink

beneath your

feet. Strike

out, survive

and live to

tell what

life meant

when life

sank unsinkable

below the

inexhaustible waves.