This week is the Australian Anglican Church’s week of prayer for reconciliation with Australia’s Indigenous people. It isn’t a topic I feel particularly well-equipped to address and am weary of showing up my own ignorance and, shamefully, frequent indifference on the subject. But I figure that that’s where much change happens – with ordinary broken people admitting that they are ordinary and broken but want, by the power and grace of God, to be otherwise. So here is the first in a series of poems that I will be posting, based on the creation stories of Genesis 1-3 and Psalm 103. I hope they are of some benefit.