Eels
Indiah Money
Part
One
wet slinking
body dipping
sliding through
salted waters
sunny California
dancing slipping
spotted skin
vibrations
through soft
green leaves
quiver tickling
feet reminding
of loud culture
oily flesh giving
greeted via
blood blessing
thanking thank
you for your
kindness
Part 
Two
Lake Condah 
was told that
the water it held
was no longer 
good enough
for consumption
by colonials, it
didn't have the
same purpose as it did
did for the Gunditjmara
peoples, settlers
had plans of driving
people away from
the area by taking
lifesource from them
Water
eels were life in 
this area
no more eels
were allowed to
come and visit
Lake Condah dried
but then 2013
the Lake was filled
after the fighting
the will and power
of Gunditjmara
and even though
eels were unwelcome
for a century
they knew the way
they came back
the eels
came
back
Part
Three
deep down
forced into hiding
ducking weaving
through colonial
shit vitamin
overdose anti
depressed piss
harder to fight
white spaces
hosted in cement
cells held captive
cemetery sewer
navigating the
only way
possible right 
now -
currently no
light at the end
of your man
made tunnel
used to flow
right through
veins only to
be deliberately 
pushed
deeper to the
the core
 
 
Indiah Money is a queer Wiradjuri non binary person who was raised on Kulin Nations and still resides there. Indiah’s practice includes visual art, written work, installations and performance art. These are done with strong recurring themes of colonialism, assimilation, skin colour, gender, mental illness, sexuality, climate change, stolen generations, identity as well as critiquing the Eurocentric western idealised structure that each person in Australia is forced to maintain. 
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