Union

close up photo of the seed pods of a plant in the nightshade family

Birds of a feather,
bound as one, by flesh and blood—
seeds of flower crops.

Facades

close up photo of the bud of a sunflower, starting to unravel its layers

Sunflower bud’s life—
a multi-layered affair;
everyone wears masks.

Work

close up photo of small cherry tomatoes in the palm of a person's hand

Dig, sweat, toil away,
reap gains of a lifetime’s work:
handful of goodness.

Lesson

close up photo of two aubergines (eggplants) in the plant, one considerably more mature than the other

Older aubergine,
teaches young one to hang on—
lessons in living.

Protests

photo of the footpath at the botanical gardens with teh words, "Dump SANTOS" chalked on the ground
SANTOS is an Australian oil and gas company. Acronym for South Australia Northern Territory Oil Search. Climate activists ran this Dump SANTOS campaign during the Tour Down Under bicycle race in South Australia. SANTOS is the sole sponsor for the race.

Changing childhood joys:
activists chalking footpaths,
defy compliance.