Anne Gorrick
Ballast at Ashburton Head

for DR



Chided and ditched dice

corded to chloride


A north drenched with thorns


Cinder: indirect, cried, thin


A minor edict toward décor


The drone of the tide

as it gets older, red


Inert, nitre, tern


He edits the ditch orchids

indicted chords over herded lichen


Ethics clothed in ocher, echo, etch


Cited riddled in drindl



tendril = citron

chitin = tonic

ached = heraldic


Candles to cradles

dance against the cedar


Crated, redact, acrid dicta


Acres of nectar and a red chair


Without anchors or coral


The relics in his diction enthrall