POEM Ashleigh Davies

NWR Issue 115

Stone Ritual

He lives by each estuary tide;
Swallows stones to keep himself regular,
He says they come to the silt shore
In beetle-black strawship armadas.

On Saturdays he dredges the shallows,
Swipes blades of fish to sell,
Wood-stiff and fresh from the net,
From his ice box at the market.

Ashleigh Davies is an English graduate whose work has been anthologised in The C Word (Cinnamon Press, 2011), and also appeared in Envoi, Iota and Poetry Wales amongst other publications.

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