Thursday, December 28, 2006

When I Feel Anxious

When I feel anxious
I start to get spiritual
and my prayers fill heaven
like wind-driven smoke

God must be so glad
to hear from me again
I’m sure he was getting lonely

Maybe if he allows me
to get into more trouble
we can develop a really
healthy relationship - ?

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Two Green Apples

Two green apples
pocked with tiny brown
lie on the damp morning
diminutive first-fruits
of what promises to be
a good harvest
but we’ll have to share
several of them with
the burrowing moths
who also know
this garden as home
- God is their real
estate agent –
and probably their ancestors
have a stronger claim
than we
(with our deeds of title)
to be tangata whenua of
this patch of earth.