World spins

the rosella dove from the branch
as it had done
for every morning
since its early years
when it was a
a squalling thing
afraid of the ground

it was finally and no more
that bird among birds

the rosella dove from the branch
the ground didn’t seem
as hostile now
in fact it seemed
to the falling thing
a closer and
dearer friend
the second

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.