Fracking (Graham Akhurst)

Posted on October 28, 2015 by in Black Wallaby (Ngana Banggarai): Emerging Indigenous Writers' Project

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(edited by Phillip Hall)

lured
by haunted
             white
                   space
I fill the page with egret

bloom with flame tree


impart wisdom


in lake's           reflection

nature's metaphor
conjures
beauty
for a time

until

hallowed
             images
                       fade

like
              birdsong
                          on
                            wind

 

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Graham Akhurst studied for a Bachelor of Creative Arts in writing at the University of Queensland and is currently doing his honours. Prior to this he completed an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts from the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts where he studied music, and wrote and co-created several performances that were held at QPAC. Graham has been published several times for fiction and poetry. Graham is of Aboriginal descent and hails from the Kokomini tribe in Northern Queensland. He resides in Brisbane.

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