20 December 2009 Main Posts We of the Synchronized Yawns Alec Patric by A. S. Patric what we do for money things done in good faith for the love of our fellow man for a fuck or love, for both the things we do for them motherfatherwifesondaughters the things we do for me ambition and ego, superego + id, evolution and development for the blank page soul for a blank cheque God the things I’ll do for you for the vague interest of your wandering eye for the vast disinterest of your wondering I things done in the middle of the night things done in the cold light of day all of this for you and for me, and others the superabundance after survival the superfluous after-hunt grunts a swirl of ink in my brain a splash of black in the heart a freewheeling delight in cheating fate printed on the inside of my eyelids for a chance to meet destiny the train that leaves 3:13am in the station of your mind arriving here tomorrow in the nowhere of words everyone else passes us by like those clowns at carnivals that take a coin to swivel and turn for the ball through the mouth for a lottery laugh of victory all done on spec or simple glee for a moment of distraction for the chance of connection the easy done, done easy for the ball down the throat stifling a coordinated yawn Alec Patric AS Patric is the award-winning author of The Rattler & other stories (Spineless Wonders, 2011), Las Vegas for Vegans (Transit Lounge, 2012) and Bruno Kramzer (Finlay Lloyd, 2013). More by Alec Patric 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 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?