photo of a large tree's rounded canopy

In a pleated skirt,
a woman of the fifties—
the umbrella tree.


close up photo of a few pine needles on the tree, with rain droplets between them

Rain drenches parched land,
filling spaces between breaths;
gaps in pine needles.

Silent voices

photo of a black cat with its paw lifted up in the air

Cats can speak volumes;
the lift of a single paw:
worship me human.


photo of a large tree with the sun shining through its branches on the left side

Vibrant sun catcher,
manipulates light for looks—
photographer; tree.


photo of an Eastern water dragon on a bench
An Eastern water dragon, a common resident in South East Queensland

We sit side by side,
earthling and water dragon—