They grow out of me

They grow out of me
all these different projects
it doesn't make sense

The truck driver grabbed

The truck driver grabbed
one fist of air from outside
one finger stood out

Birdsong intensifies

Birdsong intensifies
the equinox approaches
hayfever explodes

The sparrows called out

The sparrows called out
on the trampoline they swarmed
a honeyeater

Nettles in my yard

Nettles in my yard
bite my legs as I pass by
I'll bite them in pies 

Sun rising early

Sun rising early
blackbirds are singing new songs
as wattle blooms fall

Words make me aware

Words make me aware
how each syllable, each vowel
sketches a person

I wake with headaches

I wake with headaches
I sneeze and wheeze through the day
spring brings allergies