Published 9 December 200911 December 2009 · Main Posts Contemplation (a poem) Koraly Dimitriadis Contemplation of creamy moussaka, or fish and chips. Contemplation of another one child with a male womb. Contemplation of damned souls Orthodox, blessed in a church. Contemplation of Snoop Doggy Dog hum regulating. Contemplation, contemplation, contemplation of numbness dancing in darkness with strobes of lights and blindness. Contemplation of fifty scotches straight when it’s too late for a date and you really should have ate contemplation. Contemplation of her / of scissors to her long perfect strands or maybe her throat contemplation Contemplation of us touching contemplation of us fucking contemplation of a razor to my imperfect olive skin contemplation. © Koraly Dimitriadis Koraly Dimitriadis Koraly is a widely published Cypriot-Australian writer and performer. She is the author of the controversial Love and F**k Poems. Koraly received an Australia Council ArtStart grant. She presents on 3CR radio and has a residency at Brunswick Street Bookstore. Her 2013 La Mama show is Exonerating The Body. She is mentored by Christos Tsiolkas. More by Koraly Dimitriadis › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.