Ali Eckermann Poems

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1.
A Promise

She gives him a cloud of parrots
He expects her to peel the carrots
She gives him a safari cruise
He expects her to hide the bruise
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2.
Kumana

There is no life
but Family.

When I am young
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3.
Ayers Rock / Uluru

old Mr Uluru
a proud man
the day the Rock
was handed back
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4.
Town Camp

You call it 3 bedroom house
I call it big lotta trouble

You call it electricity
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5.
Kulila (Listen)

Sit down sorry camp
Might be one week
Might be long long time
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6.
Intervention Allies

When john howard said
let’s have an intervention
the women shouted yes!
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7.
Shells

in an aisle
of middens
he blocks her
advance
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8.
Marrakai

1
they’re here now
the Guardians
sitting on a rock
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9.
First Time (I Met My Grandmother)

Sit down in the dirt and brush away the flies
Sit down in the dirt and avoid the many eyes

I never done no wrong to you, so why you look at me?
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10.
Wild Flowers

Mallets pound fence posts
in tune with the rifles
to mask massacre sites
Cattle will graze
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