The Ghost Town

We were the animals in the zoo, locked in, forbidden to roam free.

This was their home…once a thriving mining community now a 21st century Ghost town.

From the tour bus we watched a mother and her children traverse the lush green park. She stopped…others joined her. They turned and looked our way.

Like a triumphant environmental activist, a deep throaty rumble boomed from mother emu. Wallabies, galahs, curlews, dingoes…followed suit.

A cacophony of animal musicology reached the bus. This was no place for humans. The land liberated…the activist in charge.

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    Ooh, that one gave me shivers, especially as I’ve heard that emu sound.

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