Casuarina row

Casuarina row
attracting water droplets
from the morning fog

Highway meeting place

Highway meeting place
where river was crossed by punt
a bridge now links roads

Enjoy that it is

Enjoy that it is
and forget what it is and
why it is sometimes

Visitors observed

Visitors observed
"No priest and no need for one"
in the early days

Across centuries

Across centuries
fire's been used to manage land
scorch earth for new growth

A road runs through it

A road runs through it
this metaphor for something
opaque mystery

Phone rings in the night

Phone rings in the night
disturbing the birds and I
we keep funny hours

In the morning fog

In the morning fog
magpie listens as I sing
yet remains silent

A sepia wash

A sepia wash
as dawn is smothered by fog
and gums retain night

Left out overnight

Left out overnight
the web seems too obvious
hanging off barbed wire

At the park today

At the park today
the foggy air made the trees
look touched by Monet

Ant carrying leaf

Ant carrying leaf
encounters fast-flowing drain.
Leaf carrying ant

Their distinctive cries

Their distinctive cries
as winter brings cockatoos
in from the river

Thing about fever

Thing about fever
not thinking the house is cold
then stepping outside

Paracetamol

Paracetamol
pales next to Lavender oil
and Epsom salt bath