Surrendering gregarious intimacies
Before a raging bull
Bellowing toxic fumes
Consuming, charring all.
Liberty’s countering Spirit
Arouses green leaflings
From sooty beds
To herald a new dawn of dreaming
Nibbling koalas, and greens with frolicking marsupials;
The distant call from a kookaburra.
as one satisfied tankard’s
Set down, and
Another froth-full rises
Catching the glint from the setting sun.
Buddies belly up to the bar
Unfinished games and politics past.
“Is thirsty business fixing fences”.
Bringing round the cheers
The publican smiles
A fast-erasing sparkle in his eye.