Or not to be

closeup photo of young leaves sprouting out of a broken tree branch

Defying all odds
broken bones and shrivelled skin—
life finds ways to be


photo of a tree with its branches curved upwards, like a palm holding something

Arthritic fingers
shouldering the world’s burden—
ageing mother, earth.


photo of a street name marked on a building. The street name is No Fixed Address Lane

We come from the void,
to the void we shall return—
permanent rentals.


photo of luscious trees around a lake

I shall sit all day—
give me a carpet of grass
without human caws.


closeup photo of a hibiscus flower in a tree

Red as hibiscus,
bleeding out from deep within
memories of us