Barren Bouquets

  Oh dear you meadow saffron of summer how you propagate your poison, touching the faces and the hearts of the lonely for love but marigold hearts beat hard with only geranium dreams and evening primrose friendships you be not so naked ladies for soothsayers eyes see right through pasts follow, futures furrow in hardships … Continue reading

Ah Grasshopper

Here’s proof  you can find a poem hiding in the strangest of places. As I did this morning.   Ah Grasshopper   Lil grasshopper’s future prospects hinge on a door opening he clings upon squeaks of prophecy flurries of anxiety fill him with each “sssqqueeeeeech…ka bungungungung, click” he holds on to the hope, he’s made … Continue reading

Life Sentence

A photo I took this morning…If you look closely there’s a little black dot out beyond the pier…it was a man on a Stand Up Paddle board. He had the whole of the bay to himself on a perfect day. Just inspired me what a perfect place to be. (Hervey Bay Queensland).     Here … Continue reading

Potholes of Gold on the Road

a rainbow smiles hovering, upside down above the mountain as I drive past a hippy headband in a sun shower colourful graffiti peace spray painted upon the air pennies may hide beneath the gangster mob of trees deep in conversation at the end of the rainbow their leafy heads shimmer with soft specks of gold … Continue reading

Bush Spirituality

I am buried underneath the mangroves the only place I could breathe dirt smiles beneath my fingernails I hear the feet crunch of leaves upon cushions of sand where sunlight trickles through the gaps between leaves splash lighting the water lapping over roots a kookaburra laughs hysterically at my folly of hurting to love a … Continue reading

Total Eclipse

  Enormous sequin of gold Plastered on the dusky sky Rising so fast Then it sat As if  resting on the beginning of the pier “Perhaps I could roll along to the end” It thought… “Yeah, like change my direction, start a new course, a roll instead of a rise… Roll off into that deep … Continue reading

Not that You’d care

  Most of the time I forget that you were ever there, most of the time I forget how much I care most of the time I am aware that a moment can pull me… in to a whisper of what it could be that haunts me in a moment spare I would jump to … Continue reading

Rock Climbing

  There I was reaching the summit where the sun laughed across rocky outcrops. Scattering sparkling giggles of dew upon the grass. My hands reaching out to grasp a branch, a strong arm saying “grab hold I won’t let you fall.” My fingers stretching outward into the splinter sinews of forever. I felt safe and … Continue reading

A Betting Life

  “and they’re racing,” his striking blue eyes light up as he watches the race… “Hoola Blue, that’s what I need.” in the busy bar we watch the screen and egg on ol Hoola Blue for him… “ah it’s only money,” he says when Hoola – Blue it at the post! he studies form, dots … Continue reading