Soundtracks on a Road Trip

I was the screaming current of Baffle Creek heading toward the sea. Feeling the rain, feeling the headwind and the dizzy illusions of adventure. Like there was nothing and no one, except me, the world and the white lines. Snaking the wind with one hand and finding direction with the other. Counting crows and the … Continue reading

When the World Got the Mumps

  Once upon a time there lived a lump, Not a rump, nor a bump just any angry little lump He didn’t like the other lumps He did not like them, not one little bit They made him splutter, they made him spit He screamed, “they shouldn’t live in clumps! They should be like us … Continue reading

This is Not a Love Song Yet

  A smidgen of a full moon cushioned in clouds feeling your smile curl me up into a love song stuck in a glass bottle world glowing with humid lamplight I see life like an old movie screen cracking through louvres laughter over the wafting of steak cooking on coals in the glasshouse of immediacy, … Continue reading

Beach Fire

  “I would rather die of passion than of boredom” Vincent Van Gogh       Oh, bohemian beach man Aragorn of my wild heart May dragons on the rocks surface Breathe fire between the stones Heat searing through cold crevices Until the air between us burns And the incoming tide sweeps over Cooling with … Continue reading

A Letter To You

    Dear you, Today would have been another wedding anniversary for me. A ticking off of another year of pain but it has been over now for nearly three years.  Wow nearly three years, and here I am happy and free. You’re thinking remembering my anniversary, how strange.  And it is. I am sombre … Continue reading

Clouding Over

      Love is but a cloud one that drifts across the blue lifting us with its silver lining dreams in the small increments of time that it gives us   and then… it moves on leaving us empty and afraid of being one lonely cloud cast adrift   we float on wondering should … Continue reading

Free Spirit

From Creative Commons     Often I float on breezes designed by my soul pieces of me drift away into my daydreams where people I love reside   on notes of music I ride the impulse to dance crafting my soundtrack on which to move through the world with energy, compassion   sometimes obsession that … Continue reading


“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent”. Edmund Burke   Prosper and “bring the boats” I couldn’t help myself, I laughed at the irony How an Australia was built on the blood, sweat and tears Of the immigrant… who came here by…yes… a boat! The fact … Continue reading

Sailing Lessons

It’s in the noticing Of a cloud witch on a big sky Throwing spells in tufts Of fluff   One, two, three You saw me…me you Felt the move across waves And thought for the briefest moment Perhaps   There was a hull lift Wind with a rain splice Capturing us all in the grace … Continue reading