Harmony Day in Centrelink

A brown rainbow of adults waiting framed

by Mexico-Earthquake-TV

where other brown people’s brows furrow in quick grabs

and a massive security guard

wanders by bored, gestures that he is watching The News.  Bucket chairs mould

women borne down by frowns that don’t speak, the fighting couple 

receive calls about their debts on a smashed iPhone, the techno ring breaks the 

flourescent air and names are called which must have been given

by parents or DOCs to babies with brown and white and proud skin.

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