Category Archives: Friends

dancing with her shadow

to Kenia, who hails from the land that gave us the incredible music of  Tom Jobim – keep dancing and painting Kenia

Visit her site.  It is a unique and beautiful space:  Poesia Torta


the city hosts them all

in the depths

busy – between the tall dark handsome – institutions

they climb to find the desk with their name

becoming so successful

at hiding

their shadows.


like an addict

they hide it

from each other

mostly from themselves

never truly successful

at disobeying its demands

all obsessive compulsives

now in socially acceptable ways


some brave souls

walk their shadows in the park

where the bright sun mocks

but feels warm somewhat

sensing moments of comfort

when they visit her


for this is where she dances

unafraid of hers

she paints her shadow

in bright colours

and speaks to it

like a friend


they used to think her crazy

now she offers to paint

their shadows also

one day they will


Polishing Underground Gold


for Jono

and for those one or two friends you feel rich just sitting with:

Image by Joshuavj


scratching through

dusty conversations

in the outback’s

dry crusty surface

day after day

this is how it is



every few weeks

to a spot

you just like

(for some reason)


holding gold

passing it around

never taking it away



burying it again

for next time