A Convenient Dilemma – The Poetic Thoughts of a United States Sailor is a collection of poems that were written by Tyler Davidson, a US sailor assigned to the USS Nimitz, over the course of the USS Nimitz’ 2013 WESTPAC deployment. These poems are written in prose and traditional poetic styles, and their subjects include family, relationships, distant memories, and abstract thoughts. Each poem holds a particular meaning, but those meanings aren’t always as obvious as one might think. Some may tug at the reader’s emotions, while others may leave the reader with a feeling of comfort and warmth. As a whole, this collection of poems is meant to give the reader a glimpse into the thoughts that ran through the mind of one sailor on his very first deployment.