sydney’s queen victoria…

sydneys-queen-victoria

the queen
still
watches over
her former subjects
as
they
pass by
at
her feet
she
chooses
not
to speak
but
surveys
their progress
with
regal approval
contemplating
how
such
a diverse
human stock
could
become
an emerald
in
her crown

the weight of the world…

the-weight-of-the-world

watching men
carrying stones
from
the river bank
to the village
for an altar
bapa dola’s student
asked
why some men
from the village
could so
easily
manage more stones
than other men
bapa dola
said
the weight
of the stones
is changed
by
the doubt
and
fear
carried
in
each man’s heart