King parrots, cockatoo's, kookaburra,
my day begins, Squishy and Bambi offer me
a tail wagging greeting, my home on the edge
of the green cauldron, Peter casually asks,
do you have snakes? We'll have to find some
for you to see, red belly black, brown, green tree,
we had a brown carpet snake, python, on the step,
they get in the roof to eat the mice...
yes, walk in the grass, and watch
you could see
wallabies hop by the back door, black, or brown
one has a joey.
Astral Cafe date scone with jam, cream
tea in pot, cup and saucer,
yellow arborite table tops, blue
booths, padded, milk shake of the week,
fruit salad, pies savoury here, breads, cakes,
muffins iced under clear cake cover
with bird handles, like the ones
my mother had
"I wonder, " she says in skype conversation , " will you notice as much when you are home?
gkn November 2015