8 Ways Of Looking At A Gum Tree
'They call that a tree, '
The lamas say,
Mirth bubbling from their bellies
“Time to take it down, ” he said
“It’s spoiling the view.
Has done for forty years.”
Silver fish dart
In rock pools
Sharp eyes watch from the branch
Joy will eventually deliver lunch
The Kermadec tsunami
uprooted the pathway
Roots tasted salt
For the first time
Under silvery strips
We gather in a damp, fragrant ...