Heavy chains cling fast

Taut against move holds

Waves lapping, flow on

Rise and fall timely flux


Trees dripping to shore

Reflecting o’er sea view

Colours change, seasons pass

Empty deck stays unwalked


Seagulls screaming do fly

Nest and whiten below

Paint chips, blisters, cracks

Weather changing her face


Others power past ports

By wind and by thrust

No eyes cast her way

Ignored in beauty bay


Weed now is grown in

Hull barnacled cover

Rig lifted for scrap

Late night ripped away


End will not come

Just lying in Fal

Name paper deep filed

Forgot like the hulk


Poem copyright Ron Dickerson 2012
Image copyright Rasmus Thomsen /