Portal to another world by Colleen Keating



a narrow passage
between two ironbarks

into an earthy world
of closed off skies

mossy sandstone caverns
moist  soft tracks

each step cushioned 
by sweet smelling

leaf mulch   so absorbing
i feel I’m hardly here

this subtle cut 
into another reality

like crossing over 
to a liminal world

with life’s great tumult 
falling away 

as bark falls from trees 
seduces        slowly

my restlessness 

Colleen Keating