as being way more thoughtful
than poets actually are
aren't even actually
all that poetic
I have paid more attention to the handful of critics encountered,
than the scores of supporters and friends I've made.
Given more currency to hate and petty wounded-ness, than love and intelligence. I regret this.
I wasted a lot of time these past two and a half years, since my last big trip.
I am leaving Melbourne in sixteen days.
I will be taking with me only things that I need.
I don't need bitterness, anymore.
I am going home after this
where your repealed carbon-copy
Herald Scum front pages
and homophobic talk back callers
will not be
I am going home
where your irresponsible voters
downed passengers liners
and Palestinian massacres
have no domain
I am going home
to make today ended
find a place divided out
where your drive through
your leashless dogs
and discarded McDonalds wrappers
cannot find me
I'm chewing through a lot of books and documentaries before I set off on the epic cycling trip across the continent.
I think the reason I never found this history very interesting is because once it's purged of all the genocide, corruption brutality and criminal behaviour (as it was taught to us in school), it was a pretty dull read.Our history is fascinating, but it's shameful and ugly, for being that.
The more I learn about Australian history, the more disconnected I feel from this country. The exact opposite of what I wanted.
Racism is real.
Sexism is real.
White male privilege is real.
I am not, will not, be held guilty. But that doesn't mean I am not have responsibile. Unlike guilt, responsibility is certainly something you can inherit. And I have.
There is a long line of hate, of stupid brutality running from the rum rebellion to turn back the blokes that must end, with me.
. "History is a lie agreed upon"