The kangaroo says:
“I am Australian,”

So say the koala and
the brown snake, camel
and the ostrich, gum tree
and the orchid, Wattle
and the Uluru, Daintree
and the rocks, echidna
and the banksia, marshland
and the red earth, bush trail
and the blue mountains,
white man and the custodians
of the land, refugees and the
settlers from Greece and Italy,
Mainland Europe and Ireland,
Easter Europe and Turkey,
Lebanon and other Arab lands,
China and Vietnam,
The subcontinent and Africa,
South America and islands,
And so much more from
the near and distant,

When the island nation and
the continent would say:
“I have room for so much more.”


While those held in detention
would say:
“Are we lesser of humans!”