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Illuminated

Illuminated

      surrounded
   by darkness,
a lily shaped
beacon appears 
      in our eyes.

concealing, revealing 
   bright sunshine, 
   through petals,
a bright glow.
   we lose track.

sometimes shadows 
contain predators,
   who sell bridges
      to the unwary. 
they want your 
   vote too. 

shake hands with 
   the candidate,
      if you like,
but don't forget to
count your fingers
   afterwards.


Misbehaving

Misbehaving

   when colours look
so funny, trusting's
      hard to do

   is it a sign
our nightmares
will come true?

   i've only gone for
coffee but I've
   been gone so long

   she'll maybe start
   to wonder what's
gone wrong

   when colours look
so funny, trusting's
      hard to do

   is it a sign
our nightmares
will come true?

Big Nasturtium

Big Nasturtium

   close up,
   a macro
looks bigger
   than live

we see things
      we never
   saw before

   structures
      details
beauty too

some harmony
      in colour,
   little strife 

encroaching weeds,
voracious insects,
    it is war

      big nasty
   losing always
root space too

      do not laugh
   and do not cry,
if you plant it
      it will die...

Green Patch

Green Patch

      we should not
   call them weeds
(respecting life)

      they may not
   be so welcome
in our yards

      but they
   announce it
springtime

when it's right.
   a time comes
   when we grow

green in that
summer light
   and glow

      such beauty 
   as is in us,
that it shows


if we are weeds,
   unwanted and
      unloved

   we should be
   so determined,
push and shove

   grow strong
      and thrive
in our own way

"show personality"
      is what they
   like to say!

   we all are
      beautiful, 
somewhere inside

      something 
really wonderful,
   we cannot hide

Around the Edge

Around the Edge

peeking around
   the corners
      of what
we can see,

   into a world
   unlike mine,
she tells me
about a rabbit

   that saved 
      her life
when she was
an infant.

      i can't
   follow her
      where her 
mind goes

   i see a pond:
there is an edge
      where land
and water meet,

      sometimes 
   the water
spills over,
   and floods

muddy and sour
   her wet land 
   lies outside
      my world

i can't thrive
   in such a 
hostile place

peeking around
   the corners
      of what
we can see,

   i know,
      for me,
her rabbit
   has fangs

Shade Under a Lilac

Shade Under a Lilac

      mule deer
lounge quietly
   under a 
   lilac bush
i planted
      for her

   pretty like
   a picture,
      resting
in the shade,

   safety in
our backyard
      all their 
dues are paid

      flowers
in our garden
   bloom and
fade and fall

   mule deer
   come and 
rest, go
   at will

   our lives
are complicated
and seem, to us
      so grand

      wild things
   so beautiful,
   so hard to
understand

Yellow Things

Yellow Things

   in a corner
   of a garden
almost hidden
in some shade

sits some little
   yellow things,
      lighting
up a sweet
and lovely
      corner
of our world

i want to show her
this quiet corner
   of this garden,
   take her hand, 

      lead her into 
      this sweet and
lovely corner,

   spend an hour
maybe, drinking
      it in
together

Excitement

Excitement

bright colours
in our garden
draw our
attention,
make us smile

filtered
sunshine
lights our
bright and
cheery scene

bright colours
in our garden
draw our
attention,
make us smile

shut inside,
we try 
to hide
from viral
infection
and others

bright colours
in our garden
draw our
attention,
make us smile

Lakeside

you see
this lake is
   calm today,
so calm you'ld
   never guess
      (calmness 
      resembles
tidiness,
   it will
conceal
      a mess)

poison in 
   the water,
poison on
   the beach,
mutagenic
      poisons,
barrels rust
   and leech

      in a
story book
   romance
      things
end up
   as you 
like.

   walk beside it
if you choose
   or you can
ride your bike.

it's beautiful
   to look at.
but give it
such a miss.

   please don't 
drink that
      water.
   don't dare 
eat the fish

Sepia Shed

Sepia Shed

when it seems
      there is no
   colour and all
   the beauty's
      gone, your
   mouth's like 
sour ashes,

   i will be your
faithful friend.
so don't give up
      too easily
it's not the 
   bitter end

there's time yet
to enjoy this life, 
      a corner 
   to be turned 
and lots of trouble 
yet to find
   and bridges 
      to be burned.