21 August 2011

Morning walk 1: poem

Blotchy-trunked gum trees
cluster in the morning,
lean and lanky
 as adolescent boys
 in school assembly.

14 August 2011

The Mirror: poem

I fought
the sightless beast
with sword and wit
and still my foe
matched every move

in exhaustion
we dropped as one
pressed cheek to cheek
in self-defeat.

7 August 2011

Vivid: poem

Just before lights out
the pink and blue striped pyjamas
of the Winter sky
shamelessly vivid
like early jasmine on grey, drab days
before Spring arrives.

Photo: Thanks to Daisy