photo of a large tree's rounded canopy

In a pleated skirt,
a woman of the fifties—
the umbrella tree.


close up photo of a few pine needles on the tree, with rain droplets between them

Rain drenches parched land,
filling spaces between breaths;
gaps in pine needles.


photo of a large tree with the sun shining through its branches on the left side

Vibrant sun catcher,
manipulates light for looks—
photographer; tree.


photo of an Eastern water dragon on a bench
An Eastern water dragon, a common resident in South East Queensland

We sit side by side,
earthling and water dragon—


panoramic photo of the ceiling of a glass dome, with a tree's overhanging canopy covering the right side of the image

An anomaly:
cutting through the symmetry,
tree outgrows buildings.