Fracking (Graham Akhurst)

Verity La Black Wallaby, Poetry

(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

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’s fiction and poetry have appeared in various publications. He is of Aboriginal descent and hails from the Kokomini tribe in Northern Queensland.