“Lesvos” is about the persona feeling linguistically alienated when they visit their motherland, and yearning to be reconnected and accepted by anthropomorphising the island, Lesvos.
The poem questions the concept of home for emerging types of generations in Australia. It explores the issues of our identity, of being assimilated into the Australian culture and yet yearning to be part of (and accepted by) our cultural background even though we might be different – a common conflict amongst young Australians.
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