Photo of seven vintage beer bottles from the Melrose museum.

Varying in sizes
the seven stages of grief
as is humankind


photo of a tall lemon scented gum in the Mt. Remarkable Summit trail in Melrose, South Australia
Lemon-scented gumtree
Mt. Remarkable Summit trail, Melrose, South Australia

Holding the skies up;
keeping the earth together—
straight-backed lemon gum.


photo of a woman taking a photo from and of the alligator gorge in Mt. Remarkable National Park in Melrose

Into the great gorge
second-guessing every step
wonder-filled humans


photo of a garden weed surrounded by dead, brown matter

Pushing through the dirt
despite death and destruction
soldiering on: weeds