Koori on the East Coast

they say I identify for the benefits:

(same ones they get

under a different name)

physical perceptions of blackfella way

dark=bad

but

dark=true

whitefellas tell me

(more often than not)

that I’m an impostor

they strip away my identity

my history

piece

by piece

peeling away layers til they are left with nothing

but a blank

white

canvas.

 

Raelee Lancaster

 

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