The Holding Pattern


The Holding Pattern

There are no coincidences in this apparent smattering of butterflies. No notion of chance: Utter lies.
So, on cause and effect,                       pause to reflect on exactly what this means.

(Perhaps)                        You are not reading this by chance.           (Perhaps)
You were always going to read it.
self. fulfilling. prophetic. genetics.

Yes, I have come to understand time
and I have come to understand time
defies understanding.

Like the greyhound chases the rabbit incessantly
round and round in the dirt.
Time goes. And so I follow,
In order to understand.

I have waited. I have been in a holding pattern for you.
You, my element of consequence, precious Magnesium.

You see, as part of this empyrean dance
a circumstance has arisen whereby
you and I… wait!
Did you do that to the sky?
It burns with the fire of a self-diagnosed apocalypse!
If it meant I could know time, I would follow you into that sun.

…You know, I do loathe the monogamy of space-time somewhat…

Why can’t we move backwards – no!
s i d e w a y s through time? To where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?! To bodies with better circulation. To a universe where I am a goat and you are a cat but we love each other anyway. To a land made up entirely of hot springs, rain forests and Japanese restaurants. We would heal ourselves there. In it, our programming waiting to be re-written.

Waiting. In a holding pattern. Circling high
Above the Callabonna salt flats.

For Your Consideration…


Too Many Churches (Armidale)

 So I try to catch a day in words.

A Birthday, a soccer match, A wedding.

With steeples stamped against the sky,

and clouds impressed upon clouds.

A group of greys of different shades

shelter trees on the promenade.

A young collie with a piece of rope

for a leash sleeps on my lap.

Claps for the goal just scored…

And the trees, oh how they burn!

(this time of year their colours turn).

And this time of year they lose their leaves,

owing to the silent thieves.

The planet tears them limb from from limb.

A steady wind that just set in.

New Website Up And Running


Hi to all those who have come to check out the new site. At the moment the content is pretty minimal but I do have a bunch of existing stuff to upload and NOW the means to do so. I’ll also be documenting any touring I do and incorporating some gear reviews and articles that I write along the way.

Thanks again for checking it out. See you round…