I Carry

Whenever life leans in Crushing Turmoil Strain Remember The dignity of the tall gum tree The ageless serenity of the gorge Cliffs of towering power The sheer beauty inherent in nature Enfolded in a flower Remember the songs of birds The sigh of wind Trees sifting energy Releasing it in leaves that fall to the […]

Rising Tides

We are sandcastles Daily we build by night we are gone released into the potential of whatever tomorrows tidings bring. Some run screaming from that tide Clinging preciously to the lines that define Who they are What they think Others collapse gratefully knowing we are not the walls and turrets that a child builds with […]

Thoughts go by

And it’s raining out of nowhere Like the sky has changed moods And the mist in the paddocks Is blocking the view of the cold blue hills in the distance The iron on the roof is prickling in response But I’m not really listening though my nerves twitch along with the musical notes that pour […]

The Hats We Wear

I have a hatstand full of hats And yet usually I’m wearing a bright orange freebie Someone gave to me From OCG As a poet I love a metaphor So this has me thinking Perhaps the hat that suits me most Is the one that chooses me And maybe I should stop overthinking this thing […]

Human undone

Reflection is useless when looking in a stone the surface unyielding to any sort of enquiry And yet, we would be more intelligent to ask the stone the pebble who am I? then to listen to the rabble that surrounds us in the midst of daily life The routine Same people same thoughts same places […]