Sweet air – a vast expanse of calm
Man’s presence here is most discreet
As plants and shrubs form their display
Of verdant tendrils in the heat.
Poinciana - flowers red - shake free
Bright butterflies take flight unseen
A constant chatter – birds swoop low
And vanish in the uncut green.
Harsh raucous laughter heard nearby
As kookaburras greet the dawn
Fair weather clouds – bare wisps above
Belie talk of Impending storm.
Midweek but traffic flows are slight
More ants than cars from where I sit
In cushioned splendour on the deck
Puzzling what makes Queensland tick.
(c) Poet in the woods 2013