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day 231

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adore thank you cherish + love you immeasurably your text made me cry your words fell like hail across my screen your emojis zinged off walls with rainbows purple hearts you’re a person in my life who gets it. kathryn lyster  

day 222

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Green Deep banksia faces palm fingers blackbutt burnout maiden hair fern carpet sunken tide reeling out flathead shadows rocks corroding lightning strike gum rustle high wind goddess breath on my skin. kathryn lyster

day 215

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Loving Lines in earth etched by time eroding soil cracked boulders animal tracks stories swirls of a snake in desert sand remember the shapes on our planet that pre-date us stand in awe of all this majesty do your best to uphold her kathryn lyster

day 214

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grey heron startled into flight by dogs chasing spirit rabbits over dunes   weekend quietly arriving delivered by lazy waves against rocks   yellow wattle puffs dance above waxflower bursts coral gumblossom just birthing from silent seeds sun slicing footprints on sand  wind dips drips warm nectar  endless mercury glare across shallow cliff pools emerald moss thread long hot run fall to water arms spread wide fingers through turquoise surprise jellycrystal saltwater blue abyss heaven waterfall of bouncing daisies white petal eyelashes […]

day 212

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the feeling of invisible if a woman stands on the shore letting waves rush up knees she’s either having a brilliant day / very very bad one i was having both at the same time foam sucking my shins i fell under a spell ocean horizon let salt water lick pressure off me. kathryn lyster

day 207

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meditate can you sit your mind in your body where it belongs instead of wobbling over the past / just put it in your toes imagine it in your hips be the skeleton you actually are allow yourself to have bones. kathryn lyster

day 206

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drop Your suitcases on the grass in a patch of sun flick them open let socks books t-shirts flop out expose it all to further investigation by the elements let ladybugs + snails crawl over your baggage Surrender it to dew + frost. kathryn lyster

day 205

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Not from here two crimson rosellas preening touching beaks kissing Cape Town doves calling in the background Reminding me of pink clouds The other part of me that is African those soft-calling birds they do it Every time pull me across oceans To gardens colours mountains and Faces my body never forgets are missing. kathryn lyster

day 203

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the fever passed i watched lorikeets squabble for seed under palms as 4pm shadows spread over red bricks a tiny blessing of peace like a breeze on my neck lasted until the night set right in. kathryn lyster

day 201

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the future Lost you in blazing Sunday light Found you one shaky autumn morning Who you are to me & Who i am to you will never be solved but i need to sometimes wrap my arms round you that’s just how it is (ghosts aside) kathryn lyster

day 196

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if you’re listening  i know you expect to see something here some specific words your name but you're not gonna get it you've had all you're ever gonna get more than you were entitled to if i'm honest + let's be honest now can we on this day the silence is golden + my smile is cheshire don't use the internet to look me up you won't find one more whisper it's ash in the grate […]

day 193

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disappearing act today i’m going away out back out bush escaping with tents hiking boots torches thank god i need that peaceful green i crave nature’s soul-cleanse forest-bathing sleeping close to the dirt that made us. kathryn lyster    

day 190

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apathy you told me you feel sad because the earth is dying and we're too caught up distracted to notice we give no fucks to the state of anything but the world that happens online i agreed - then wrote a laptop poem  about it. kathryn lyster

day 188

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july 16 discussing the implications of a creative life after 30 inspired by a radio quote heard earlier: average australian author salary is 11,000 per year i dropped my phone screen shattered we laughed watching surfers catch big waves i drew with stones in dirt as monday crested over us both rendered useless good for nothing but coffee confessions & chasing threads back to youth decisions we made would we make them differently? kathryn lyster

day 187

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Shhhhh Eventually the world stops spinning You quiet it for a moment Hold the ball on it’s axis midair between bounces Remember to breathe Deep in your body right to your toes + You’re not looking forward/back Just sinking into light you didn’t know existed ’til you made your world stop spinning Gave yourself a chance to watch from the sidelines Drama unfolding Untangle storms you’re involved in Lie down Quietly take a nap Catch peace on the fly […]

day 186

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dance baby in the living room across wood floors on kitchen tiles         air warm & bread-scented shake sleep off banish dread let the new day    unwrap herself & dance with you in sepia      daylight. kathryn lyster 

day 185

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on being an artist she said – imagine the world rides the subway but you have to walk (no map/hat/ snacks/cab fare) i said yes take me there drop me off i’ll start walking why? because trains can’t go to the amazing places some of the best things happen off-grid to those who have never been: you won’t get directions, you’ll get hell hungry, feel lost (sunburn’s a real thing) but if you make it […]

day 184

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vegetarian kindest eyes i ever saw were on a cow in a field outside my house day before farmers took her calf away she raced those fence paddocks with other mothers bellowing in the night for six weeks but they're just animals right they don't feel a single thing. kathryn lyster

day 182

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transience theory there's days when you just feel grateful realise how good you have it how wonderful life is how brilliant it is to be alive how much you can hope for how many stars you can wish on. kathryn lyster