To The Avocado Who Swam The Good Fight


4000psi shuddering

skeletons.  A billion bees

drumming the rest

of life to silence.  Through mist, dank light

a cold room wall brought back

to bone.


4000psi shuddering

steel racking

stripped of pallets, flesh

of fruit and veggies now steaming

in a pile of January sun.


Another avocado trapped

above my head, the forgotten

dead hanging just below high tide.


While sleeping, the river crept

into Rocklea. Entering cucumber coldrooms

and banana gas chambers.  Waterproof Haas treading

warehouse swamp for days, keeping it’s

head up like an instinct. Sensing

rest in an elbow of steel racking.


Washing salad

on a loading dock, spread

across the street, scooped

by excavator.


4000psi shuddering

this hanger back to 4 deg

in a few days

to fill with new fruit.



Flood ku


holding back tears

in her living room

high tide


receding  river




no ants!

communities busy




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The snake


After some time

while some guy was building

an ark in the desert


God found the snake

lying in the sand.


Slithers away

refusing the offer

of forgiveness,


striking fear

grinning in the grass.


Knowing the plan

folded up in the timber