Silent voices

photo of a black cat with its paw lifted up in the air

Cats can speak volumes;
the lift of a single paw:
worship me human.


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—


Photo of a golden retriever sitting behind a locked wooden gate, waiting for its human to return home.

Humble guardian,
a fiercely protective dog—
parental instinct.


Photo of a large spider, against a blue sky, hanging from its web, cast between two trees.

Hanging on for life,
a spider web between trees—
stationary fly.


photo of a tree with a twisted truck and several strong branches expanding from its centre

Big, twisted egos,
slashing down tree after tree;
all humanity.