It is what it is

There’s no right or wrong. No rhyme or rhythm. No period, no commas, and no bloody capitalisms—oops, I meant capitalisations. It’s all about order, or lack thereof.

No rule book, no guidelines—no restrictions can be placed upon it. Sometimes we need to be passive to be actively engaging. From a drunken writer to the sober reader, from one heart to another, poetry is raw—like broccoli—uncooked it has a crunch, with every munch like mulch it lives with you, seeping within you.

It’s an uninvited reality check, like a rule-brealing badass teenager that refuses to abide by laws—setting out to transform the world with their far-fetched ideas and enviable immunity… to sensationalism.

Poetry is escape. Like the tiny, almost invisible insect crawling up your desk, words, with their innate and not-so-explicit meaning, clamp into oneness, clasping your throat, binding you to a chair, and leaving you mesmerised at their beauty, their soul-sucking tentacles wriggling in the air in front of you, with life-affirming waves, playing, teasing, gripping your attention as you slowly fall…
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into the deep,


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p

pit

of love for words.

Food

National Multicultural Festival, 2020, Canberra
National Multicultural Festival, 2020, Canberra

Promotes unity,
from one sprig to another—
food, across cultures.

Desperate times

Model of a butterfly
Model of a butterfly in a local mall in Canberra

Vibrance of nature,
due to lack of attention,
now shelters in malls.

Behaviour

Crooked tree, Melbourne CBD

Gladly unaware,
defiantly-crooked trees—
sometimes like people.

Step aside

For healing sunshine,
and joyous blossoming fruit—
why not just give way?