My dear Aboriginal brother I feel ashamed of myself today as I am in your country and haven’t asked if I could stay. If you say that I cannot then I will have to leave as I would hate to anger you or your precious soul just grieve. Although I have no home except your own backyard I wouldn’t want to offend you or put you on your guard. I was told if I ask nicely that you wouldn’t turn me away and it isn’t about money or how much I could pay. You just want to be respected on your mother land and if you get that honour you will always lend a hand.
Written by non-Aboriginal poet Abi DRabi. Thank you for sharing your poem!