Nobody heard him, the drowned man
All art, fiction, and other stuff belong to me, and solely to me, except the flowers and Sandman,  so bugger off, or at least ask nicely before stealing it, you stealer. (c) 2003
but he still lay moaning
"I was much further out than you thought
and not waving but drowning."
I was much further my whole life
and not waving but drowning...