How do you reconcile a genocidal society with a people that have been oppressed in their own country? You don’t.

To reconciliation I say fuck you my
Big black ass won’t fit in that box you
Tryna put me in reduce me to
Anger and emotion when
My mind is as clear as your conscious
When you been persecuting me since
My grandma wasn’t a little girl and
Now you wanna apologise gonna
Internalise your white guilt and privilege
Make me step forward to accept the apology

Serena is currently studying creative writing and indigenous studies at the University of Melbourne, where she is also the Head Editor of the uni’s annual Indigenous publication, Under Bunjil.

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