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Shearwaters :

Too wet to ride, too busy at work for recycling – it’s time to take a walk along the beach for some introspection and Sooty Shearwater migration time.

Angels of independence

don’t care for fashionable opinion

as they trail forlorn horizons – lost –

upon the ghost maps of dominion

pilot

pilot

floating elegant and weightless

while beneath, the sea moves slow

wind shivered feathers rippling down

the rest of destiny – to know –

flight

flight

that in a dream, we grazed the white caps

for our hearts had craved the breeze

and crystal days were the currency

that was exchanged – for our release

group of shearwaters

group of shearwaters

some returned here many times

to landfall, weary, with their kin

whose bleaching bones lie scattered –

far beyond life’s raucous din.

wing

wing

the end

dissolution

reminiscence

reminiscence

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The Captain of the Indecision

plots his course with vague precision –

“Shall we go here ? ¬†Shall we go there ?”

he asks his favourite teddy bear …

 

 

They sailed across the windy shoals,

and bravely ’round the Cape of Souls …

Alas, they hit, the tide was high,

“So who’ll jump first, mate, you or I ?”

 

 Welcome to 2012 !

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