Daughter

Daughter "Where's your favourite place on earth?" my daughter asks. “It’s a simple question Mum.” And it is. But the choosing of just one place worries me. It renders the places left out, not good enough. Like that house I lived in for a month when I was eight years old. The place that my... Continue Reading →

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a place to plant a seed

a place to plant a seed what are masks if not versions of ourselves we remove and bury again and again and again until all that remains is dirt and soil and earth

Everything Gets Their Turn

Everything Gets Their Turn butterfly born of darkness seek light shift about the straight-jacket of birth a pressure on beauty awake asleep awake forgets caterpillar chrysalis crickets of the field conduct blade of grass as Strings orchestrate stridulations sound a twilight song earth's axis tilts toward summer to her small creatures giving them time too

upon a parent’s dying

upon a parent's dying knowing nobody in grief not yourself you wash your father's feet while east and west collide in kindness and palms are grace and you water and you wash your mother's feet of earth and dust laugh into pails of gladness as tears come knowing them now

The African Queen ~ for Mum

The African Queen ~ for Mum In recalling your love for technicolor love, I believe you be a Rose a scented heart a thorn in hand just enough sharp just enough sweet that wretched machine threatened to ruin the VHS (the older version of your love) 'just blow gently on the ribbon, it'll work again,... Continue Reading →

Bella Bella (No. 2)

Bella Bella (No. 2) this place has its own law it erases the city shows us the brightest stars your reflection this place is magic its outflow winds bend trees cracking and splitting time beckoning us home

Bella Bella (No. 1) for Kevin

Bella Bella (No. 1) for Kevin the last place on earth bring back dreams life wonder jump into blue ocean silence fall from green mountains lift clouds storm surge gust beneath wings carry plumage to Chief domes delicate down feather breathe cedar onto woven family elevate spirit dance, drum implant song on soul stars on... Continue Reading →

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