Dead feelings

photo of a large tree trunk breaking through a gravestone in a cemetery
Adelaide cemetery

How do the dead feel
when nature rises again
reclaiming its space

Siblings

photo of a tree with two primary branches on opposite directions
Botanic gardens, Adelaide

Two lives from same roots,
balancing each other out—
go opposite ways.

Strength

closeup photo of a small plant surrounded by grass and larger trees

Though big trees surround,
tiny sapling pushes through—
go bravely dear heart.

It lives

closeup photo of the outline of a leaf etched in dried cement

History survives—
a leaf falls on wet cement,
footprints etched in time.

Peace

photo of the backwaters of the Queanbeyan river, surrounded by lush trees and bushes

Silent backwaters,
far away from humanness—
stench of plastic waste.