Past

the railway building of Quorn in South Australia as seen from across an empty and silent road
Quorn, South Australia

There’s dark history
in a town where no one lives,
everyone visits.

Owning it

photo of a majestic blue gum tree in country South Australia

On a raised dais,
wide arms taking ownership:
blue gum; young woman.

Surrounded

photo of small town Melrose as seen from halfway up Mount Remarkable summit, surrounded by gumtrees
Melrose, South Australia, as seen from halfway up Mount Remarkable

Flanked on all four sides,
eucalyptus aplenty—
tiny island town.

Reality

sandstone rocks inside Alligator Gorge in Mount Remarkable National Park, South Australia
Alligator Gorge in Mount Remarkable National Park, South Australia

Liabilities
stacked over one another—
real world Tetris.

Extension

photo of the brownish countryside as seen from the car, driving from Adelaide to Auburn, South Australia
South Australian country side

Acres and acres
of barnyard brown stretching out—
welcome to country.