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
and 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

Comma yeah comma

Comma yeah comma
a wistful sigh mid-sentence
like, yeah, this is good

Awoke to strange smell

Awoke to strange smell
sniffed all around the house then
realised it’s me

I'm slipping behind

I'm slipping behind
my journal does not judge me
It's projected guilt

Unpalatable

Unpalatable
while sick I learn foods that stay
and those that escape

Lying in the light

Lying in the light
prismatic colours edge breath
rainbows from within

Computer music



Computer music
sounds like a washing machine
on the spin cycle

The beautiful sky

The beautiful sky
in contrast to grassy hills
a blue and green scene

Voices auto-tuned

Voices auto-tuned
pop platitudes fill the night
18th birthday sounds

Your cold leftovers

Your cold leftovers
can't be eaten without you
a share I can't share

Write a quick haiku

Write a quick haiku
of a Narrandera scene
or share a photo?

Little icicle

Little icicle
by my feet in the morning
as light warms us both

Slow wide river bend

Slow wide river bend
big waters lazily flow
River Red Gum sleeves

Two black holes collide

Two black holes collide
three billion light years away
49 suns mass

Lying in the bath

Lying in the bath
hearing my name said in anger
sinking in the warmth