Close up photo of a tree stump from below.

Flagpole stands its ground
even after the battle dies
stump survives winter

Game of numbers

National War Memorial, Canberra

Bloody-red poppies,
power; it’s painful remains—
statistical loss.

And they fall

Spring in Canberra

As war mother’s tears
shedding, scattering plenty,
yet prettier, spring.


a soldier, a wine

barrel-full of tales

one shovel at a time

one glass