Australia is a land that keeps coming up with the unexpected – from the black smoke of bush fires to the brilliant green and blue of the sea. From the attitude of an unfriendly government to a welcoming people. And a Staffie blue-heeler cross busking with his mate.

continental contradictions
after the fire, cerulean sea
hidden detention centers
and friendly people
just making a living
or hanging out
where the land ends

© Maureen Sudlow

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