2. getting lost or losing something
This is not a poem about great loss
Returning from working overseas
I take the camera out to capture
colours and bright lights - wattle,
leucodendron, euphorbia, silver
princess, artichoke, rosemary, wild
rocket, climbing geranium!
These massed bloomings! Full
of life, health, growth. How happy
I am at this loss: of gravelled back
yard, a cautious planting to forestall
five boys creating a killing fields.