The Sentinel

Standing high

Standing strong

Solid

Withstanding the test of time

Probably should have

I started to exercise today – I truly did

I tried to put on my runners – they ran away

I tried for my sports bra – the stitching undid

I tried for the pants – the stitching unraveled

I now have a skirt.

I probably should have if I could have

Exercised prior to this

Ancient Ships

Once sailed across the ancient seas

Grand ships of iron flew

Here and there

These majestic ships blew

Roll on the decades

Roll on the years

Ships of iron

Fell

Defeated by waves

Defeated by fiery shores

Now filled with granite

Sunk down below

Decades past

Years roll by

Eons later

Those ships become the shore

Released by waves

Released by storms

No more grandeur

A rusty hull visible once more

Desert

Desert

Warm pavement
Cold shadows
Hot sun
Desert
Cool breezes
Crisp skies
Bright light
Desert
Clustered flowers
Graceful grass stalks
Bougainvilleas
Desert
Gorgeous sunsets
Pale pink moon-rise
Soft dawn
Desert
Chirping birds
Silent insects
Leaping Lizards
Desert
Camels, cows
Horses too
Dingos, rats
And mice
Desert animals
Desert deaths
Harsh hot
Cold frosts
Dry Dry
Desert

Remembering

I needed to speak to you Mum

I needed to hear you

I just needed a chat

That was all

I just want to talk to you

I go to call

I can’t remember your phone number

A sledge hammer hits me

As I recall

You’ve already gone

4 years before.

I am lost

I am lost

A woman

A child

A wife

A mother

How do I find me?

How do I know?

Who am I?

Where am I?

I am lost

I try to find

I hunt in the corners

Deep in the cracks

Trying to find

Who I am

I am lost

Thanks to Sarah C for the photo and inspiration

Ode to Tarot

Tarot spun ideas around

“Take a leap,”

Tarot screamed

“You will not drown”

I jumped from that cliff top

I thought I would pound

Into the dirt far below

Down I plummeted

Towards the hard ground

I did not hit

Instead I reached out

Tarot it seemed

Knew what would be

I made that dream happen

Hard work all the way

Apparently Tarot

Knew just what to say.

I am pretty much a skeptic who’s best friend developed a passion for Tarot. Her advice was to take tarot seriously. In the interest of science – I did.

She’s good, so far she is batting at 100% of the predictions made for me. Of course the predictions don’t manifest quite how I thought but they are holding so far. If you are interested please check her out at Intuitive Insight.

Dangerous hiding

Trumpeting Dragon

Hidden from sight

Clever dragons

Camouflaged

Hiding in plain sight

Who’s idea was it

To become a plant

Long, lanky, tough

Hiding as your food source

Dragon or Dragon fruit

Dangerous game

2000 plus pieces are one

Cut

And measure

And cut

And Measure

On and on it goes.

2000 plus pieces are measured

And cut.

Now to sewing, she does go

And fold

And tack

And fold

And tack

2000 plus pieces are tacked

And sew

A straight seam

And sew

A Y seam

And repeat

Til 2000 plus pieces are one.

New Attitude

I need a new attitude

To the work I do

It’s tiring and intense

It drains you to the core

Exhaustion seeps through every pore.

On a great day I love it

The victories make me roar

These big moments

So few and far between

I need to find the joy in simpler things 

Attitude adjusted