15 July, 2021 Necessary After basic needs are met, more tricksy ones jump into viewand out again, like faces in dreams, morphing,difficult to pin.Challenge is conflict, peace is problematic andbalance is complicated.Time is a two-edged dagger and thoughts always orbitaround the same old sun.The metaphors mix as my life fails to fall neatly intoiambic pentameter.Everything …

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Contradiction depicted by a pile of garbage in front of the words, "La Vita e Bella"


17 May, 2020 Contradiction Reflections on this life. Life is short and on other days, life is long. Around me, the world shines green, birds play their music and far away the brown river offers up corpses, half-burnt, along its shore. Today is sweet, with meeting friends, considering new opportunities, and tomorrow is on fire, …

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Overtaken by Time

3 April, 2021 Overtaken by Time The world becomes small, as my brain shrinks from its responsibility. The easy path leads me around the garden and back to the beginning. While I could search for solutions to create a future I solve puzzles instead. When thinking is hard and pushing seems pointless it’s time to …

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A New Day

9 Nov, 2020 A New Day What if? What if I woke up and the nightmares were over?If I could turn on the news just to hear about a car accident,my heart would float away with the clouds.What if all the baseless hate melted into the soilto be transformed by micro-organisms, watered by rain,warmed by …

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Under the ocean

Ocean Life

28 Oct, 2020 Ocean Life An aquatic poem. I dive in the sea away from TVto escape the sharkswho want to consume meto be in currentswhich pull me outthen deliver me into bring to my mindthat life is a cyclea washing machinealways tumblingdownside upspinning aroundwhere’s the seabed? when beaches erodewe pile up sandbagsfor future stormswho knows …

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Jasmine, lilly pilly, sky

17 August, 2020 Jasmine, lilly pilly, sky Jasmine, lilly pilly, sky,through the glass,swaying from one foot to another,a lazy, winter dance,pink, green, white on blueand quiet,nothing else in my mind.Then a lonely thought –can I be too much hereand too much now?Am I too much Zen,too much empty head?This perfect moment,this bliss is fine,but when …

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