lozenges of sunlight shimmer on the bare brick wall
this little sanctuary receives the first probing fingers of the rising sun
and opens itself to them in delight
it’s a relentless tropical sun
emerging from behind the eucalypts,
passing behind the lillypilly,
climbing into the palm tops and then breaking free
into a cloud-speckled cerulean sky
the wonder of it!
one rises, emerges, climbs, breaks free…
and never leaves the cushion!