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.

Thriving

photo of a large climbing tree that's taken over an electricity pole

Trees send a message
colonising a light post—
they thrive despite us.

Consumed

close up photo of tiger lillies in a bush

My garden tiger,
vibrant orange tiny stripes—
consumed by lilies.

Performance

close up photo of the bud of a bottle brush flower
Bottlebrush flower bud

As the curtains rise,
sunlight streams into the folds—
young bottlebrush sings.

Formication

close up photo of the stalk of a sunflower, as seen from behind, with a few ants on it

Ants on tiny hairs,
crawling in search of nectar—
do sunflowers feel?