Fossil by Gareth Writer-Davies

with the weather undecided
and no thought to wickedness and consequences

I stumbled over ploughed fields
to the beach

picked up a rock
cracked it like an egg

and there was a tooth

a million years have passed
and what remains

is the chiding memory
of charred wood
the devil-may-care brodorion of Whitmore Bay

the fossil
I threw into the sea

that even as I turned
made its way back to the shore

Gareth Writer-Davies - Copy

Gareth Writer-Davies was Commended in the Prole Laureate Competition in 2015, Specially Commended in the Welsh Poetry Competition and Highly Commended in the Sherborne Open Poetry Competition. Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Erbacce Prize in 2014, Highly Commended, Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize in 2013 and 2012. His pamphlet “Bodies”, was published in 2015 through Indigo Dreams. http://www.indigodreamsbookshop.com/gareth-writer-davies/4587920255

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