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Who I am

 

I am from the smell of old books, from homemade pancakes and fresh fruit.

I am from Melbourne weather, lavender and herb garden,

I am from the iris, yellow sunflowers.

I am from 6 o’clock dinners and brown hair, from Fleur and Opa and Lara.

I am from a singing family and creative family.

 

From no singing at the dinner table and cleaning on Sat-day.

 

I am from Christianity and the love of a new sunrise.

I am from Mt Barker in Adelaide, leftovers and roast dinners.

 

From the pain of a sister leaving home and the joy of picnics on Father’s Day, from a family mental illness like the sting of a wasp,

I am from South Australia and Victoria, from the smell of coffee and burnt bacon, from the happy and sad, from forgiveness and community,

I am from the smell of old books, from homemade pancakes and fresh fruit.

 

 

1 comment

flynneobrien

This is absolutely beautiful Gabby!!

28th Jan, 18