Melissa Fu

That Sinking Feeling

I’m no seer, but I can
spot a shipwreck
from oceans away,
and if you name your boat
the HMS Terror,
you’re asking for trouble,
and if your flagship is called
the HMS Erebus,
then you really can’t
expect anything
but descent.

Melissa Fu is fascinated by the recent discovery of the HMS Terror, 168 years after its doomed attempt to find a Northwest Passage