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by Graham Oakes, © 1988.

Poetry in Australia, Volume 111/112.
Five Dock, NSW: South Head Press.
1988.
ISSN 0032-2059.

'Dig'
the graffiti of survival

life can be measured in hours
failure in miles
even in the million-mile continent
the thousand million year continent

I remember Burke and Wills and the tree
its roots reaching deep

.......(Extract)

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