One World Ocean

Charting the Seas of Humanity: Thematic Essays upon Military Anthropology in the Contemporary World





Every drop of water that is in me

Comes and returns to the immortal sea

In each blessed drop bestowed

Exists the promise of life renewed

Remove the tears and sweat

From all the things remaining thereafter

And the spirit of our breath

With naught else leftover

But the bare fact of an inexorable death









Hugh M. Lewis

October, 2009





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