Across a Surreal landscape White defeats the green Black naked branches Reach towards low slung clouds As snow flurries lash Exposed skin on cheerful faces We shelter in each other’s warmth And conversations of sunshine Promoted by Wine, good gin and pizza.
With the suns arrival and the departure of the night My body stirs… It needs stuff. Tea, strong and white, Toast - blonde Eggs, over easy Painkillers by two Happy pill by one Stomach - there’s one for you too Eyes - cleared Skin - moisturised A walk - Knee strapped Cane - in hand Sunglasses - prescription grade, on Dog - ready Let's do this day.
The mouth of the river opens wide
Capturing the cool ocean wind
And funnelling it to a gasping city,
Carrying the flavour of salt
And fresh open spaces.
The wind also collects –
Leaves from the cities gardens
Dust from the business of life
Refuse from the excesses of life.
All of this it delivers –
(Nature continues to do her work even as we seem to be trying to destroy her. I found this piece of inspirational art work, made from river refuse, on a walk along the banks of the Brisbane river).