Bulga State Forest
at giants' feet by their chocolate bark
at a bent neck view of the bottle-green leaf clumps
in the height of millennial Tallowwood
I thought I heard laughter and your voice beside me
when sipping the stream
in the underforest shadow
glass-ball orange rainforest fruit
lime feather moss and I screamed inside!
recalling my lips press your warm white face
a lyrebird on the ridge through a cross-branched maze
then my footstep crushing a red mushroom thicket
Amanda, there's something about you that spins me out!
then a sunlit flash of the bower bird's blue!
it's a joy that blooms when you are near