Windjana Gorge

by Heather

The stories have been written
Preserved for an eternity of time.
Our heartfelt thoughts and feelings
Described in every line.

We peeled off all the layers
Of our lives, present and past
Read out loud to others
So memories will last.

We acknowledged the custodians
Each foot upon these sands.
The endless souls that touch the rock
Rubbed smooth by many hands.

I’m leaving now I’ve done my time
I shall not mourn this place.
Just hold it in my memory
With dignity and grace.