Resistance

winter morning frost on flowers

Standing up to time,
butterfly-winged spring petals,
blooming in winter.

Treasure

A full rack of clothes in an op-shop.
My favourite op-shop in Canberra: Green Shed

Lifetime of stories,
tucked away in every fold,
op-shop memories.

Together as one

A photo of a tree in autumn, with green, red, and shades of yellow leaves.
Canberra’s autumn

Green, yellow, and red—
beauty in coexistence,
nature represents.

Home ground

a leafless tree with its brances spread out

Every branch a home—
corellas, galas, magpies:
a family tree.

Veteran

closeup photo of fallen autumn leaves with the tree in the background

A fallen soldier,
looking up to the others,
hoping, autumn leaf.