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Under Mistletoe At Christmas

Love 1

How nirvana means different things to people,
A nicotine high, some cannabis,
A little coffee to take away the cravings, 
A sugar cookie at the corner shop,
A meat pie from a 7/11 store
Or under a mistletoe tradition.

How the best part of the day,
Is looking at my wife listening to
Eclectic music, charged like a nectar-full butterfly,
Walking aimlessly to a thumping beat.
Michelle, I call her, and still, she cannot
Hear me, so lost in that zone of hers.

We kiss goodnight and wait
Until one becomes oblivious of another,
How we are like logs, on which, dreams grow,
Like fruiting bodies, mushrooming over,
While we wake up to a loud alarm clock,
That quakes a little, shouts a lot.

How Nirvana doesn’t have to be out of this world,
As I smoke time, looking for a high in all four senses,
Her petrichor after a morning shower,
Her cough-syrup flavored lips when she gets the flu,
Her sugar maple irises at each goodbye, her heartbeat
I hear, as she holds me close on her chest,
Her favorite words, like “colon burps”,
And calling me “spiffy”, every time
I wear a checkered shirt.

How beautiful that some traditions,
Feel like a brand new smoke.
My wife, my choice drug of recreation,
Filtering through. How she trespasses on me,
With my discolored lips, bad breath, stained incisors,
Dental caries, and oral bacteria,
OD-ing my fickle world, with nicotine.
Our mistletoe customs inside a well-lit room,
Infiltrating loose defenses,
Letting her mouth gently intrude,
And stay occluded for a while.

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Aborigines 2

Aboragines 2

Didgeridoos like alp horns,
Kaleidoscopes of mystical sounds,
While they gather around a fire, 
Learning that their throats
Are spirited, and their hands
Are full of corns. In this outback, the choice
Is getting high on pituri and cheap alcohol,
The type that is distilled, in a Queen’s land.
How the kangaroos came before
Us, and learned how to
Jump and kick, while protecting
Their young.

We harness the fire in us,
like the fire of the land. We look at dusty roads,
winding like slithering venomous snakes,
that evolved to be a menace, while we look
At sunlight reflected from the topmost sheen,
While we drive past dead kangaroo carcasses,
Caught ambling or jaywalking.

While dingos howl, we prowl
Our seismic fingers, like a potter
high on caffeine. We spring on our
Back, our matildas, and walk along the chosen path.
How we are charged by two kinds of spirits;
Ethanol and the rainbow serpent,
Like the white man has his God and red wine.
We are no one’s graces, No one’s charity project,
No man’s welfare cause.

How we forget that our women, wade into
billabongs, to bear inside their wombs,
Little Bindis, tiny butterflies,
That suckled the nectar rich breasts,
Of Banksias, that leap out of mother earth,
Remembering the stolen generations,
forced into ways, a white man lives.
How one word “Sorry”, reiterated,
That one act of salvation,
is perhaps an apology too late, and too few.
How we saw through the thinly-veiled white man,
Sandpapering his profound guilt;
200 long years of Mea culpa.

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Aborigines

Aboragines

A round Eucalyptus bark, gather,

B reathless groups of men, dark as cocoa,

O verlooking a rusty dome, Uluru, it is called.

R emembering an adolescence of gleaning,

I ndustrious in harnessing the abracadabra of a land;

G oing for a bath to a billabong, to a high on pituri,

I ndigenous, and still loyal to a land of fire. Proof that,

N o pale-skinned invaders can overthrow, ‘

E ons of midnight skin and sunny eyes at noon,

S howing to the white man, who encroached;

 

Dreamtime, is our own welfare system,

Made of sun woman & moon man,

Casuarina thickets & muddy waterholes,

 

While our perspiring bodies,

Fleet through the parched outback,

As spirit-powered utes.

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Haikus on Caribous

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How in tens they appear,
Through the ghostly woods,
Shaming Walmart.

Those deciduous branches,
A far cry from tips of antlers.
Like acorns & pine cones.

How in the heart of winter,
Caribous trek thick dunes of snow,
Masts but no sail.

Tundra in a meltdown,
While the boreal shifts latitudes,
As do caribous.

Through misted snow,
They rally past ghostly branches,
Like virgins waiting for spring.

How caribous assemble near,
Santa’s sweat shop in the North Pole,
Like those illegal Mexicans.