Ja uary


That missing ’n’, the

en, the en, an end to something unending.

All around un-ends

yet this summer is so particularly like


under nails.


Palm trees un-end, shed dead end fronds and shoot up to the sun

for more withering by broken rays.

Flies buzz automatically in flat air,

once circle en, two, en,

three four five,

a belligerent drill only just sentient, —

almost not alive.

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Woroni, Woroni Radio and Woroni TV are created, edited, published, printed and distributed. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. We acknowledge that the name Woroni was taken from the Wadi Wadi Nation without permission, and we are striving to do better for future reconciliation.