Lemon Trees and Marigolds

Lemon trees and marigolds Browning grass beneath my toes Crayfish in the backyard creek Soaking shoes and muddy cheek Kicking legs on rusting swing Listening to nature sing Cubbies built on vacant land Fortress in earth’s wonderland Drawing on the paperbark Fleeing home before it’s dark Humid nights in hot lounge room Lightning strikes and thunder booms Memories from days ofContinue reading “Lemon Trees and Marigolds”

The Queen of Eyeshadow

She’s the queen of eyeshadow using colours that blend perfectly making her eyes look bigger and brighter full of life and excitement The deception is never lost on her – she knows it’s only make-believe She’s the queen of eyeshadow proficient at shading and contours The right flick of eyeliner can do wonders to foolContinue reading “The Queen of Eyeshadow”

Blooming Without You (with audio)

If your cruel behaviour taught me anything it’s that I’m a fighter I may have been crushed but I grew despite your destruction – I stood without you I pushed my roots deeper strengthening my core against the harshness of life healing the wounds you left –I’m stronger without you I’m blooming now  glowing in this space becoming something more beautiful and vibrant all withoutContinue reading “Blooming Without You (with audio)”

New Places

One can feel so alone a stranger in a new placeno friends, not one familiar faceYet we struggle onlearning new words and wayspracticing an unfamiliar phraseTrying, trying to belongignoring the loneliness in the days One can feel so tiredso drained in a new placechange taking up all our headspaceYet we push throughattempting to assimilate despite the thingsContinue reading “New Places”