Curvy

Entrance to One Tree Hill, a volcanic peak in Auckland, New Zealand
Entrance to One Tree Hill, a volcanic peak in Auckland, New Zealand

A twist in the path,
leads the way, out of the way,
to serenity.

Shooting star

From Mount Eden volcano, Auckland, New Zealand
From Mount Eden volcano, Auckland, New Zealand

Slashing through dark clouds,
as an alien spaceship,
emblazons earth, sun.

Chosen path

One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand

Every heave matters;
no chariots to heaven—
backpacker pathway.

Big ideas

Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand
Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand

Challenging the skies,
poking at pillows of puff—
human ambitions.

Celebration

Sir John Logan Campbell memorial at One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Sir John Logan Campbell memorial at One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand

Mourning adornment
in memory of the dead
slow-dying flowers