Muir, Margot. “A Matter of Choice.” Montrealer (1 Oct. 1935) 20.
A Matter of Choice
You can drown in two things if you like,
Water or love, they both mean death,
Death with pain and a dull heart pounding,
With prayers and curses stealing your breath.
Of course you can stay on land if you like,
And smirk and keep the good laws ten,
But at night I swear you will sign and toss,
And hear the jeers of drowning men.