Poetry | Column irrelevant


Words collected from ‘It’s so hip to be black’ by Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun, 15 April 2009.

Meet now
Wiradjuri
Country.
Auburn
and charmingly freckled
Country.
Fair
open
air and
Swallow
Country.
Take-me-as-I-am
naked
Country.
Law
Country.
Creator sprit
Country.
Chosen
Country.
Colour
awakening
fullblood
Country.
Hailed
and
harping
proud to be
Country.
Heartfelt
firebrand
beyond black and white
Country.
Ancestors
deepest
old
Country.
Mother
Father
Great-Grandfather
Country.
Australia.

Yeena Kirkbright

Yeena Kirkbright is a Wiradjuri woman living on Gadigal Land, who grew up on Country in Central West NSW. She uses pooetry to document her personal journey, exploring gender, identity, place, cultural displacement, and decolonisation.

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