Slippery deck plates and broken bilge pumps.
Rusted valve handles and sticky hatch dogs.
Frozen bearings and rusted fresh water tanks.
Electrical smoke as the big diesel starters
Cigarette histories varnish the woodwork in tar.
A rebellious bunch, five times likely to die working.
His bags stacked as he waits for his scheduled bus.
Disappointment and unpaid again, returning home.