Awakening

flames lick the roof
of the den,
torpor
lingering.

splashing
flashes before the eyes,
hand strikes the
burglar.

thunderous hooves
descend.
battered,
reborn.

Swirling

swirling
gaze transfixed
eyebrow cocked,
ready to fire

sand bottleneck
grinning mackerel
on the tarmac
swirling

Hardy Hibiscus

hardy hibiscus
bounteous vegetation
deter prying eyes 

Remain Always a Child

Inept leaders
murdered millions
with the stroke
of a pen.

The humiliation
of a people
sentenced
millions more

Mutually assured
destruction,
stand-in
for peace

Moving closer
to midnight.
lessons of the past
ignored.

Grey, Gloomy Sky

grey, gloomy sky
neighbourhood slowly wakes—
walking sunshine