Outdoors

photo of the setting sun shining on the top of a pine tree

Bit of pine sighting
as the world’s busy fighting
half-hearted sunshine

Once soldier

Retired war plane, National Museum of Australia

Cast away: brother
in arms, galloping stallion,
now retired, showpiece.

Game of numbers

National War Memorial, Canberra

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

All the world’s a stage

Zorba dancers, National Multicultural Festival, Canberra​
Zorba dancers, National Multicultural Festival, Canberra

Hop jump and step up,

shoulder to shoulder we move—

as dancers, soldiers.