Spare a thought for Chilli, the ISA Brown x Leghorn x Australorp chicken who became a blind sometime after her first birthday, possibly during Melbourne’s Xmas heatwave. Not sure exactly when or how it happened – I was having a great old time in Gelnelg, Adelaide with the family at the time, and during my weekly reports from Dad, got the news that Chilli ‘wasn’t quite right’….
under stars orange flames lift up cold memories
Summer this year was both brief and particularly brutal. So there was something very welcoming about a change in the weather, particularly when it brought rainfall over raging bushfires. The smoke drifted along with the clouds and filled the air with a smell of burning wood and dust. It was coming from some place far …
Tall green spectators you served, I slipped an elbow dug into red clay what a racket laughter (mostly) in morning light some blood, but that’s love we declared at the tie-break and proceeded to second base (oops wrong sport) before – eventually – retiring to the clubhouse trophy room how jealous of the crowd to …
Mmmm slightly crispy petals, just the way any discerning mountain goat likes them. Let’s call it a draw for now, Summer is almost over (thankfully).
humiliation leads to justification
I sit with strangers / righteous zeal in song and sway / like the ancestors