Protectors

secondary and tertiary branches of a gumtree against a partly cloudy sky

Gumtrees holding ground
our life blood surging within
veins of the planet

Lot to live for

sun streaming through the branches of a gum tree

Catastrophising
I ponder on a tough year
the sun rose each day

Poser

photo of a tall gumtree

Facing cameras
as effortless teenager
casual gumtree

Highness

photo of a gumtree with its branches spread

Stops me in my tracks
royal eucalypt beckons
yes your majesty

Sensorial

closeup photo of a peeling bark of a gumtree
Looking closely at a neighbourhood gumtree

Discarding dead cells
rough and weather beaten skins
humanly bushland