Losing Bush Medicine

Losing Bush Medicine

Oh what if all
the doctors died
Elena thought then
cried and cried
and what if modern
medicines fail
to keep the virus
from this vale
of what if secret
wisdom stays
a secret
all our many ways
our bush food and
our medicine
will be forgotten
lost to men
I truly
cannot understand ...
how can we keep ...?
Elena wept and wept
and wept and wept
into her final sleep.

© Kevin Gilbert