NOAA's National Marine Mammal Laboratory

Howard Braham
1989 Oceanography  
At the stroke of midnight, While cruel gusts of wind buffet unwilling clouds across the Earth's ceiling A tiny speck of metallic dust battles against, sea, swell and current to make way. Purposefully wandering the limitlessness of the ocean desert with no fear of passage into frigid, fathomless depths below are the solitary seamen, Fighting harsh externalities to stay afloat... Avoiding actions required to rescue the crew from imminent disaster. Desire to live with known danger burns wildly,
more » ... er burns wildly, uncontrollably, keeping men safe And the unknown pleads for the courage to be heard.
doi:10.5670/oceanog.1989.35 fatcat:trb4dbd6ibcbbociuqoxlcw7li