Still writing

My monthly poetry challenge is over, but I am still trying to write poetry when the muse strikes. I will be resuming my course soon, and that is likely to lead to a hiatus here. For now – here is a shadorma inspired in part by listening to a Kate Grenville novel during my morning beach run, and my continued indignation and shame at Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers.

alien stars
pierce an unfriendly
sky, turning
blind eyes to
children’s dreams hanging like ghosts
On the moonlit wires


Final post for the January 2015 Month of Poetry

Drawn from one of those delicate parenting afternoons: another shadorma, with the additional challenge of including at least one pair of homophones.

See saw girl
Swinging without pause
Scare the cat who lashes back
with her paws