In a gift shop

Buddha statue in a shop in Pashupatinagar, a small town at the India-Nepal border
In a shop in Pashupatinagar, a small town at the India-Nepal border

Silently pensive,
observing world’s rise and fall—
like god, the statue.

Comes to us all

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

Reaching all over,
wrapping arms around the throat—
time overtakes life.

Lit, well…

Bradbury building, Los Angeles, California
Bradbury building, Los Angeles, California

Enlightened west world,
as the sunlight in the north,
bright, only partial.

The elders

Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne
Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne

Shrivelling over time,

crippling under the world’s weight—

the ageing, the tree.

And seek yourself

Wander on, dear soul,
through the woods, the bush and bark—
life, a rainbow dream.