Innocent bystanders

Canberra suburbs on a winter afternoon
Canberra suburbs

Fresh, uncorrupted,
and bubbling with energy—
nature; toddler’s mind.

A tad better

Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne
Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne

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


Ghostly, slender trees
sprawling across the blue skies
like varicose veins.

Natural succession

Winter morning walk, Canberra
One morning in Winter, Canberra

With a trim, fit sheen,
paving a path to progress—
trees changing seasons.


Scarred, marred, and thorny
relationships; cast aside,
felled trees on sidewalks.