A Darkening Room

The light begins to take cover under a sea of clouds;
the clouds move closer and grower darker and darker.

I keep the light off in my room, waiting for the rain to
begin, and hoping for the chance to show you a photo.

You are stuck in North Queensland being burnt by the
sun every day; I sit here in the cold, wet winter I love.

The night creeps closer, and the sky becomes darker,
as the rain starts to fall and move down the window.

I take a series of photos, then send my best one to you,
although I think you will say the weather is yucky again.

The night sets in. I imagine you out and about in the
garden, talking to the neighbour or cooking dinner for two.

You stay locked in North Queensland, and I stay locked in
Gippsland, as we wait for the chance to hug and kiss again.

The light is a faded memory on the horizon, as twilight loses
to the night and the absence of moon and stars leaves only
the reflection of someone I should know better in the window.

The View

Condensation moves
My view of the world
Distant trees stand
Distorted by condensation

Wild wind whistling
Rain lashes the outside
Near and far from me
Whistling outside prison

Ceiling light reflection
Raindrops dance in my light
Outside, night creeps slowly
My view reflects only me

Condensation sets in
Rain running down, down
Outside is a dreamland
Rain, wind and whispers

My warm prison is artificial
My view, clear in my reflection

The Moody Sun

The sky holds the bad-tempered sun,
in one of those moods;
the dry land is burning.

Humans walk along in a forced daze.
Animals take shelter.
Birds steal old chips.

The fiery winds blow through the cities,
new hairdos flee freely,
cracked lips are now “in”.

Winter white skin turns bright lobster pink.
Different pigments burn;
natural tanners strip off.

Burning hell is the new spring, so it seems.
Bushfires strip old towns,
heartache echoes loss.

From out of nowhere, he moves so freely.
Sunnies for Mr Cool;
Donning linen luxury.

Moving in a saunter to defy the sun.
The sky looks down,
wishing for rain.