Open Your Eyes

 

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Once a lonely princess wandered through a tranquil garden in the rain. Raindrops beat upon her brow washing fairy dust from her eyes. For the first time in her life she saw the colours in the light, deepest greens and vivid reds and the brightest of whites. Red roses and white daisies, pink azaleas and yellow grevilleas and over in one corner an orange hibiscus smiling as it danced in the rain.

lonely no longer

kaleidoscope of colours

now open your eyes

Copyright October 2016

 

One Tiny Sprout

 

Advent Poems Day Six

Once upon a future time in a land where growth is outlawed, a plastic 3D-printed Robot/Human, by the name of Sallee, discovers a lone weed growing in a gap of broken concrete.  Sallee is delighted by this find. All Robot/Humans are well versed in the messy birth/growth/death state of this land in the past, though like all Robot/Humans, Sallee has not previously believed the tales.

One lone dandelion

Push pulled life out of banned dirt

Changes history

Puzzled and intrigued, Sallee visits the dandelion every day, watches as it grows, flowers and seeds. This whole unfamiliar process sends Sallee’s replicated mind into a frenzy of thought. Deep inside a disused memory chip, a small human blows a puff of air.

Scattered dandelions

Seeds venture to sail the winds

Spreading life’s promise

Sallee bends down, picks the seeded dandelion, and blows. Sallee watches as the individual seeds float on wind currents. Some seem to float forever, whilst others drift down and settle on concrete and tarmac. Sallee wonders how many cracks in the world there are, ponders the probability of one seed finding one fertile crack.

Seeds drift on currents

Sprout in the smallest of cracks

Ideas flourish

 

 

Copyright December 2013

Skinked

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Once upon a cloudy Wednesday morn, a woman opens up her garage door. A small lizard slips inside, settles under the car.

 

Poke round wooden pole

Cautiously under the car

Panicky lizard

 

Panicky lizard

Slithers quickly under tyre

Driver’s dilemma

 

Not wanting to squish the lizard she applies logic to the situation, filling a can with water.

 

Sudden rain deluge

Lizard hangs on for dear life

Garage floor all wet

 

Garage floor all wet

Arm yourself with leaf blower

Blast the lizard out

 

Only, it withstands the cyclonic forces. Begrudgingly giving up, the woman slowly backs out the car, refusing to look for a small skink body. Until…

 

Tiny lizard waits

For the storms and car to pass

Safe and sound alive

 

Safe and sound alive

Carefully carried outside

Driver’s happy heart

 

Copyright April 2013

 

Travails Through Time

Once upon a time/space continuum an adventurous traveller steps out of a Time Machine into a garden in late 1960’s Melbourne. A little girl with curly dark hair plays with her imaginary friends in a sandpit. She looks up as the Time Traveller appears “Hello” she says, “Who are you??  Are you a ghost?’

Little girl meets big

Space warps time into chaos

Lifeline folds on self

The Time Traveller consumes the little girl. Together with her imaginary friends and Time the little girl  fights valiantly to break free. Will she? Won’t she? Probabilities!

Time tosses a coin

Neither head nor tails wins out

Inner child remains

Eventually an equilibrium is reached. The little girl is free to choose. The Time Traveller returns to her Time Machine trailed by the adventurous ghost of the little girl, eager to see the future.

Time travelling girl

Meeting memories head on

All contained within

Copyright March 2013