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October 2013, vol 9, no 3

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Margaret Dornaus


One day the Rainbow Serpent wakes from a dream to create the earth and all its inhabitants. Grass. Flowers. Trees. Frogs. Birds. Emus. Kangaroos. Wallabies. Rivers and streams. Then she makes laws for all to obey, saying, "Those who keep my laws will be given human form. Those who don't will turn to stone."

on the wall of a cave . . .
all the ancestors
dancing before firelight
finding their way home to me