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Opening the gate
feet sinking in the mud
the sun above scarred only by the past
when the rain outside opened up the earth
blistering the sun’s awakening light

Toward the shed those bowerbirds sang
king parrots
cockatoos
those black ones had moved on
galahs
magpies
dogs
and the horses

Cattle encircled this naked gathering
the grass was split from tracks of old
covered only by twigs
from natures fig

Doors stood tall
strong and white
with a proud green roof shining its tin
pulling back the iron
drawing back the opening
saddles
bridles
hay lying flat
timber beneath
the cobwebs above
rays of light
searching the sheds well

Whilst in the source
there she sat
visions
images
they were never as grand
walking alongside her
she caressed my hand
it was worth the journey
from afar
just to be with the old car