I wonder how long it took them

To realize you cannot buy your way
Out of Death. They say it was an implosion,
Killing them instantly. I wonder who took
The last breath, who cast the blame
On who – when the reaper reached them,
Who walked with open eyes, and who
Was left gasping for air. They say they heard
banging on the hull from the bottom
Of the seafloor. I wonder who begged 
And who was silent.