poetry

Lockdown.

Sick of the rain Juno pulls clouds from his toys. The one thing worse than being in lockdown is being in lockdown on a rainy day.My dog is not impressed that his daily amble to check his pee-mails and chase magpies has been cancelled.He is even less impressed that our attention has been 99.9% diverted […]

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Movement

The long night of many needles.

It was all going so well. Until the lord of darkness unleashed his legions of flying hypodermic insect drones upon us. Sitting by the Snowy River we had noticed a steady increase in mosquito activity as the sun set. Once the Aeroguard spray proved ineffective we decided to retreat into Ripley for dinner. That was […]

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Journal

Dog in distress.

I was on a meditation retreat on an isolated property west of Sydney. It was the evening of day 5 when I first heard it. Somewhere out past the dull yellow splash of light thrown from the meditation hall. Out in the bush. Past the grey shadow trees and tangled ink black scrub beyond. But […]

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Journal

The nap spot.

Juno has a perfectly comfortable dog bed to nap in. But what he prefers to do is to hang out under our clotheshorse. Literally. And if he can reach up and nab a couple of foolishly hung soggy socks to chew on…all the better. I tell him not to nap there. ”NO Juno” and ”OFF! […]

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Journal

An ordinary evening

It is an ordinary evening. Dinner is done and the dishes are either washed up or stacked not so neatly in the dishwasher. Kelly and I are reclined out in our respective favourite chairs, sipping on tea and deciding between watching one of the YouTube channels we follow or catching a French police drama series […]

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Movement

Nothing to see here

Sssshhhhh! Kelly is doing the Valley of Giants tree top walk. It’s in a national park and therefore dogs are verboten. We are finding it a little difficult right now, as most of the interesting places we want to visit are in national parks. I totally understand why many people don’t want dogs to be […]

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