Those birds entice the sky!
Their chitter-chatter tweets
birth the day like mountains birth from the ocean floor.
A hillside village disappears in an Afghan landslide.
possums retire to their trees.
Arising from a flower bed a cat stretches and lazes towards a feed.
It will take years to find a missing plane.
The sun, light-hearted, courageous,
brims above the horizon and unshrouds the day;
a lone hen cackles the number of eggs laid.
Three killed by twin bombs in Mombasa.
cradles the suburb; someone reads
Louise Bogan, prays for lawnmower-silence.
In Sydney a man dies, crossing the freeway.
A door slams!
In the distance a car or two — sirens . . .
In the backyard the gardener earns $20 an hour.
Four stolen tamarins returned to Blackpool zoo.
Martha Landman writes in far North Queensland, Australia.