Ali Eckermann

(1963 - / Kaurna / Australia)

Ribbons - Poem by Ali Eckermann

‘See you’ I said to the children
as I memorised
their Anangu faces
filled with laughter
and trust for family
innocent in their youth
and strong in culture

‘See you’ I said to the Elders
as the tears flow
in my heart
and I bend down
to shake their hands
and gain my strength
by skin

‘See you’ I said at Murputja
and the dust from my car
as I drove away
was like a ribbon
across the desert sand
tying me to that place

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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