Showoff

photo of a tall gumtree just after the rain

With renewed vigour,
flaunts its luscious head of hair—
gumtree after storm.

Confidence

Standing on its own,
unabashed by staring eyes,
bald and bold blue gum.

Olde

close up photo of a blue gum tree's scarred bark

Scruffy, gnarly, beard,
skin peeling around edges,
grandfather gumtree.

Pose

photo of a group of trees by the river

Accomplished dancers,
posing by the water’s edge—
river red gum limbs.

Await

photo of paper bark trees by the Swan river, with dark clouds gathering above
Paperbark trees by the Swan river in Perth

Rolling clouds gather,
wind blowing leaves asunder—
paperbarks stand by.