Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 31

With the heat 
comes an unusual stillness 
and the constant hum 
of the neighbour's air conditioner 

Friday, December 30, 2011

December 30

stewed apricots 


orange bubbles in the saucepan 
sweetness wafts around the kitchen 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 29

Composing small stones 


I reflect upon what I didn't notice before
and wonder what I am still to notice 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December 28

Underneath the washing line 
Tiny black dots scamper 
One tickles over my feet 
then suddenly I feel 
short sharp pain 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

December 25

Apple cucumbers 


Having always known about them 
I didn't even think 
other people may not 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

December 24

Expectation of busy? 


Cars at the side of the car park 
Usually empty 
Spaces in the middle 
usually full 

Friday, December 23, 2011

December 23

red and white 


I stand in the garden 
The exact spot I have stood so many times before 
I look in a different direction 
and notice the tiles on the neighbour's roof 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 21

grainy sand between my toes 
and circles sparkle 
as water flows back and forth 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December 20

Food court 


Empty tables 
A lull in the pre-Christmas rush 

Monday, December 19, 2011

December 19

Ant
holding a crumb
half its size
Reverses, circles
then continues on its way

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 18

A shadow 
followed by its spider 
weaves around 
stars on a white ceiling 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

December 16

Bursts of bright orange 
in a front garden 
Bees are busy 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15

sunscreen 


A day later 
slight stinging reminds me 
the spots I missed 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 14

I look up when I hear the scoop of wind. 
I see black and white flapping through the sky. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December 13

From out of the leaves above 
a fan of green feathers zips past 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 11

mouse 


A hook shaped jump 
then a scurry 
tail swishing behind 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 10

Blackened playground tower 
surrounded by coloured tape 
An overflowing car park 
Balloons, banners and portable chairs 
Families gather and children play 

Friday, December 9, 2011

December 9

Single white cockatoo 
just visible 
with the cloudy backdrop 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December 8

Warmth 


Leaves curl at the edges 
Mugginess lingers 
I hear the circles of a bird's call 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December 7

Oral presentation 


A microphone was passed along the line of students 
and back again  
A few shakes of the head in between 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

December 5

bright colours of christmas decorations 
muted shadows on the wall 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December 4

The few moments between sleep and wakefulness
I don't know if it is morning or afternoon

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December 3

Late 


On the curb 
Out the front of my house 
Two bins 
The only ones on the whole street 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1

Calm anticipation  


A small pocket of time 
between school drop off 
and shops opening time 
I notice most the quiet