January 2020

in the lead-up to lent the ego sets upon the narrow road leading to its crucifixion


southern seas

hidden wounds

El Niño beneath

the dark night's

the celestial stream

stigmata of stars


 

altar ego

blank page

a word for bread

what species of tree

broken apart

died for this? 


 

pause within
a pause

figures in light 

does the gull
crying above

showing forth the obverse

ensure the sea's
sea-ness?

in being observed


 

"yes"

a voice

lighter than waves

to lay all doubts

the word
to bear

to rest


 

night terror

all alone

dream-decembering

silence beats harder

being
almost born

lacking fulfillment


 

a cat's eye

through the dark night

afflicted with

the unseen looms

metonymy

eye to eye


 

poetry reading

word shadows

the sounds of
a hand-to-mouth

adding weight to
the gravity

existence

of their situation


 

beginning again

eyes never meeting

wind dialogue
with rain

while
all the time

ocean
with rock

overlapping


 

an ear

at day’s end

poised to sip

the horizon
on the brink

incoming silence

of being
afterglow


 

new year

timefall

a glance
tossed backwards

knowing and unknowing

with 2020 vision

sharing
the same root


 

what is this breath?

a fantail

a breach between

teases out
the mortality

then and now?

moulded into me


 

the first of four

a pillar of flame

kindling the earth

in hot pursuit

for ignition

of the present


 

mānuka bush

a monarch's shadow

a psalmody of bees

pivots on

pollinating silence

the angelus bell