it begins
with a bang, fading
to a whimper ...

dark music
sifting light from
day's debris

humid days ...
honeysuckle scent
fills the gaps


star-filled night
twinkling in the lake
of her eyes

thirteen ways
to see a blackbird ...
flowing river

holding hands
our shadows merge ...
autumn dusk

open ground ...
a coffin echoes
falling earth

a morepork
changes his tune ...
flaxen moon

summer garden ...
an orchid absorbs
the sound of bees

picking at
the food of love -