Some of my writing has changed recently. Instead of focusing on our inner lives and how we relate to each other, I have found myself writing about things that I notice in the world outside. These are reflections on the way we live in our western society, politics and our relationship to the natural world.

My other writing is written to comfort and inspire. The tone of this writing feels different. These topics can be more provocative and uncomfortable.
Commenting on these issues actually feels more vulnerable than writing about more personal topics.

THE SMALL WORLD IS ENOUGH

A dusk walk along the still wild shore 
after days of storm
and these shaky isles 

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A NOBLE VIRTUE

We honour ANZAC day 
We remember the wartime dead 
not only because of their courage

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ON EVERY ACCOUNT

The planet’s going bankrupt 
with banks still full of pretend wealth

It’s business as usual 

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STEALING MY MORNING

It’s the morning light that teaches me gratitude
everything just as I left it
waiting, fresh and familiar

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FOR DEAR LIFE

Don’t teach our children that
they can do anything
stop teaching them about Success

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AND IT'S NOT

Thinner than the skin of an apple
thinner even than the dust on the shelf

Between the enormity

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MY BIG CARBON BOOTS

What needs to happen 
for me to admit

That this includes me

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NOT EVEN A SAND-CASTLE

I want to stand on the beach
and see this landscape as it once was

No tall neat piles of stones

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