Hope

photo of the Matagarup Bridge in Perth, WA

Between life and death,
bridges ferrying people,
seeking greener grass.

Heavy

photo of a a shadow of a person seated on a park bench

We watch our shadows,
fall heavily on the land—
don’t see the impacts.

Olde

close up photo of a blue gum tree's scarred bark

Scruffy, gnarly, beard,
skin peeling around edges,
grandfather gumtree.

Stance

photo of two Moreton bay fig trees, with their wide, strong barks in the centre of the frame
Moreton bay fig trees

Explodes from hard earth,
commanding the air around,
Moreton bay fig.

Pose

photo of a group of trees by the river

Accomplished dancers,
posing by the water’s edge—
river red gum limbs.