Monday, May 21, 2018

decisions

perhaps there are no right
and wrong decisions
perhaps there is only
a slot of time 

Friday, April 13, 2018

will


a little leaf
peeking out
from the crack in the ground

wet, bent over
by the merciless rain 
a struggle
to survive 
bearing the weight 
of heavy, shiny droplets 

there's so much fight
left in it yet 

Sunday, April 08, 2018

i went for a walk today


i went for a walk today
before sunrise

i soaked in the slow spread 
of the golden-red
across the sky
like the first wash 
of a painting 

the lake gently nudged
its bank-dwellers awake

a flock of ducks 
took off one by one
skyward, in formation 

a black and white magpie
opened its wings, revealing  
a shimmery, deep blue 

a swan sailed silently
across the grey lake 
rippling the reflections 

its chick, hesitating at first
behind the tall fronds
stepped forwards

and plop, landed in the waters
following its mother
creating ripple inside ripple 

in a mesmerizing pattern 
which gradually subsided into 
a calm blue-grey

it was like  
like nothing ever happened 

until a goose, honking loudly
stepped into the water 
and splashed about wildly

another, and then another
joined in, and they raised their voices
in a deafening chorus 

a cousin flying overhead 
called out to them
one answered, the others followed

and suddenly they were all gone, 
just like that, and the lake's waters 
closed in again 

i went for a walk today 
and it reinforced what i've always suspected
that life is a poem
life is a song. 

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

swaddled in snow
a world so white
a transformation so dramatic
overnight
it didn't make a sound 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

abroad

home
you cannot be 
one fixed place

you have to be
fluid, adapting 
to where i am 

so let go of your 
old-fashioned ideas, to 
help me stay sane 

hello 
new home  
adopt me please

Friday, February 17, 2017

spider

​a spider
weaves its web
from one leaf
to another 

fine silk 
is threaded
into beautiful symmetry
an intricate pattern 

maybe you will notice it
on a misty morning 
hanging in the forest 
in all its dewy glory 

maybe you will say 
ooh and aah
take a picture 
and gather a following

meanwhile, a fly
caught in the web
is relished 
by this artist 

it cares not a damn
for your like 
or your comment
or for what you think

Saturday, October 01, 2016

waves on the rocks

heavy
with the weight
of a billion secrets

the sea crashes
on the shore
scattering them into the air
asking for more 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

fort

i broke my fort 
for you 

and now i don't know
what to do 

because even if i build
the walls all over again

you're already inside