A tad better

Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne
Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne

Reaching far and wide,
like our politicians—trees;
except, constructive.

The elders

Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne
Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne

Shrivelling over time,

crippling under the world’s weight—

the ageing, the tree.

Behaviour

Crooked tree, Melbourne CBD

Gladly unaware,
defiantly-crooked trees—
sometimes like people.

Solo traveller

Park in Melbourne
Melbourne

Though ever alone,
basking in nature’s shadow
you’re never lonely.

Alternative

Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria
Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne

A sidewalk blossom,
encouraging the walker,
in canine’s absence.