Illustration for poetry life as we know it 6: Port Botany (click image for larger version). Here is a teaser:

Esperanto symbols, assemblages
debating Babel’s high rise,
permuting all our hopes.

Leonardo, his equations in a dusty
shaving mirror—we look towards the sky
and only see ourselves.

Polished rice grains whirling,
a stain upon the earth, rice becoming
organisms, a multicellular plague.

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