Luna Mrozik Gawler

[6] Antidotes require slow work(4)

-34.228768, 143.525107

Wotjobaluk country

(Creek as transition)

(Creek muscles up against towns, under bridges, behind farms.)

This syntax is one of steel lines in dirt or tar, of intersections on maps (currents and freight trains) as lines on documents detailing manageable water levels. The creeks come at speed, thrust under the vehicle - black rubber, black tar, red dirt, slate concrete (bridge, pylon) steel (grate for hooves) – sheep, cow, horse, magpie, rosella, human, crow, sparrow, fox (dead) kangaroo (dead) vehicle (big small), fungi, eucalypt.

Smells melancholic, whiff of sheep truck, gravel, dust, small packets of tomato sauce discarded.

Attempt: Stopping and sliding across the dusty terrain (into spaces between here and there) out of car doors and down banks, catching dead leaves and twigs (sharp) behind your knees as you clamber down to what seems an edge. Lining toes up with the appearance of border of creek bed. Let the light or water slip their gentle words between toes– welcome porosity, reject all borders.

[Use your voice to mimic what you hear, reach harmonic resonance, record response.]

4. Rose. DB. 2013, TEXT Special Issue 20: Writing Creates Ecology and Ecology Creates Writing eds Martin Harrison, Deborah Bird Rose, Lorraine Shannon and Kim Satchell.