Karijini moment

Karijini Moment

Watching, on the edge of a gorge

Heat caresses, body fluid leaks onto the earth

A dusty brown Perentie scents me, we pose still as The Sphinx

Ants gnaw at heated flesh, I flinch

Reptile glides on, walking, stalking

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Stolen Generation

Received Generation
1970
A little brown boy
Sits on a lap and hugs the woman he calls Grandma

A little brown boy
Frowns and rubs his beautiful brown arms

A little brown boy
Says, Grandma when I grow up will my skin be white like Harry’s

For Andrew: Sorry I will never know the name your mother gave you.
Harry Hercock
October 2010.