Full moon - Canberra

Gaze

Peering through darkness
as the eye of a tiger
observant, the moon

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To boldly face

She slaps me in the face,
full and forceful.
I don’t turn away.

For the first time in a long time,
I don’t cower
like a homeless house rat
at the hunger of a cat.

My fingers don’t fumble
no shiver down my spine,
like a book lover
caressing a binder.

Instead, I smile.
My hair leaps from its pedestal,
tickling my nose.
I sniff as it goes.

For every slap in the face,
I shower back smiles.
Warm spring breeze.

Flower buds in spring, Canberra

Prepared

While skies siphon blues
springing up in September
suckling buds of May

Springtime in Canberra

Season’s here

Jump up, dance about
spread your arms and sing along
spring is your oyster

Flowers in springtime, Canberra, Australia

Giving way

Winter weeps from trees
under the arch on Sunday
as time marries spring