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Le Mer

The sea is a hypocrite

She is a bandit who shows no mercy

Even the sea birds

Avoid mentioning her name

When they deliver the souls

Of those who die at sea to their home ports

Only madmen should love the sea and her fickle ways

And even they should know better

 

 

Written on Dover Beach by a passing Merchant Seaman and handed to the author in exchange for a drink