In memory of Merchant Marine seaman JMC / port and destination unknown / circa 1940s
Old people say that whenever
someone lights a cigarette from a candle
a sailor dies.
Among sailors, I suppose,
there is a belief that when they shave
in a odd direction, an academic dies.
So they try not to shave.
The point is that we think
About each other.
~ Beliefs by Gregory O'Donoghue