Sky Day

A rainbow sat low

in a darkening sky

below which earthlings;


and possibility

like sense and sensibility and

random acts of kindness;


took the hues of grace and graced

the sky with domes of colour

far from graceless words;


spent time, a small passing,

caring. And spring, once paused



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Endless warmth and brush turkeys

return to jostle with magpies

in the dry leaves of rainless

days. Bird’s long frolic:

lorikeets as if spring blooms

in the melaleuca, miners

jousting with coconut fibre

and raphiolepsis winged

again, and again it is drought

and the wrens have gone

and seabirds are disappearing

and everywhere there are people

without food


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