final perspective

another beating sun pours down its heat under an open sky instead of cloud and rain the air becomes an oven for baking dirt and me I walk inside the blast without a purpose or an aim my naked feet seek out grass and find it sharp and needle hard the softness I recall has … Continue reading final perspective

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elementals

I’ll rain across Red Cliff there’s no dry within my song no dry in my song I will rain down ………………………………………………………………….I will burn over Stanhope ………………………………………………………………….the Sun is never wrong ………………………………………………………………….the Sun ………………………………………………………………….does no wrong ………………………………………………………………….I will burn I’ll fall down on Mildura no drought will still my song no drought still my song I’ll … Continue reading elementals

Picture on a Wall

pasteled into a picture-frame is landscape slow blowing a breath of heated wind through my hair underneath a eucalyptus branch showing bark as fine as paper done in greys and reds and the brown map of cicatrising insect trailings into mountain shapes faded by a hazy distance like dim colour-clouds filtering the vision that is … Continue reading Picture on a Wall

seasonal content

the season has changed without doubt now in the space of a week it has passed from light summer-doona to winter and back again as the nights have cooled inconsistently from shorts and no shirt to trackie-daks jumper socks and slippers each evening has been starry and cool the night before last it rained a … Continue reading seasonal content

lagoon #30

desiccation has occurred overnight the plump water-fat fish bodies have sagged and shriveled and the waterhole this strangely fascinating study of heat and time and detached involvement has shrunk with them since yesterday it is no more now than a muddy bog a death hallow with disturbing shapes suspended in ghost branches and a handful … Continue reading lagoon #30