It was stifling in bed yet you
lay with a sheet undulating
with your breath, like a sail
in a gentle breeze.
By decree we stole their birthright.
Little heathens in our christian eyes.
Now all I can encompass is
within the width of my hands.
I miss the colours of the seasons
and the force of nature's will.
In the name of the Father,
Crusaders sallied forth
raping and murdering.
I used to pass it on my way to school,
an eerie place with a tumbled-down fence
and gates that groaned on windy days.
We of the human race do solemnly swear,
we will not perish by nuclear holocaust or
any other wrath.
If you didn't spend time in the bush
during the middle of the last century,
you wouldn't understand the significance
of the 'outside dunny.'
I know you well much loved,
through the peaks and valleys
She rode the stallion bareback,
pressed against his spine.
They galloped free together,
it simply blew her mind.