మేమిక్కడున్నాం | We’re Here

By and | 1 October 2016

for Raymond Zada’s ‘Off the grid, 2015’


we are your …

doctors artists poets teachers
lawyers IT-experts cleaners
musicians actors corner-shop-servers
bus-drivers builders non-wage-earners
your NAIDOC-committee-members
school-volunteers your money-lenders
nurses kitchen-tea-pot-toppers
housing-workers local-coppers
your soldiers sporting-heroes legends
we Represent in all professions
we buy we sell we save we spend
we’re here!
until your bitter end
we’re here until
your bitter end


we are your …

nieces nephews sisters brothers
kids’ care-givers fathers mothers
cousins aunties uncles sons
daughters friends your everyones
your next-door-neighbours taxi-drivers
your ex-lovers old-admirers
we fight we dream we love we pray
Sistergirl Lesbian Bisexual Gay
we laugh we cry we bleed we mend
from our ancestors we descend
we’re here!
until your bitter end
we’re here until
your bitter end


we are your …

song-writers black-rights-campaigners
night-club-DJs daisy-chainers
your elder-carers coffee-baristas
your damper-bakers camp-fire-sitters
bikies tour-guides opera-singers
freedom-fighters church-bell-ringers
this minority within minority
this glittering-ball diversity
we’ll walk that rainbow path time and time again
we’re here!
until your bitter end
we’re here until
your bitter end

blood-memory stories language land
flag flies high tall we stand
desert parklands rivers sea
with grace we move dignity
honour our humanity
our difference our normality
always was always will be
we’re here!
we’re here!

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