~ Written with deep thanks and respect for the Elders, families and land that generously held me as I grew on Aṉangu | Pitjantjatjara |
Yankunytjatjara | Alyawarre | Arrernte Country.
Claustrophobic without the coast
I worry that desert Country
far from salt and sea might landlock mebut she opens with
v a s tplains
and vocal cords
Aṉangu | Pitjantjatjara | Yankunytjatjara | Alyawarre | Arrernte
the word I need
teaches me to
in sand ..d:u*n:e..
with her bubbiestells stories in ochre and earth
akin to ours
i o n
( flies like an eagle
for the same rights
looks at me like my Old People do
coals cooking roo
sips of tea
sweet and blak
when you coming back again?
Good she says
Bring your Mum too.
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