Joyce Parkes is published in literary magazines, journals and anthologies in Australia, the UK, Finland, Canada, Germany, the US, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Greece and the Netherlands. She writes in her third language.
Said the Moon
Water in streams and creeks
touch the feet of a bridge, where
there is one, the earth below
the water, the banks on either
side of what is considered as
a divide or a link, depending on
the water's mien, for images
could be friend or foe — going
for a bowl of soup with shallots
or a scoop of this evening;
enticing her heart to think. So
she said to the clouds in transit.