Tidal reach

I have no idea why I listen
to the shipping forecast,
but I do and religiously,
it’s not like I’m going out yachting
or for a punt in a punt,
there’s no sea in Stratford
although the name implies
there was once a ford

can’t afford a boat
can hardly stay afloat
and Selsey Bill
reminds me of an old

© 2020, John Smallshaw.