Published in Overland Issue The 2017 Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize · Uncategorized Highly Commended: Tick tock Rachel Bos Watch out We’re coming Out from the edges, the cracks, from under our bridges. Our rage a metallic tang on our tongues Clashing, clanging and loud. We wear our pride like armour, our outrage flung at you like spears. No longer silent, We break free, Bursting through that which have held us Rushing at you, overwhelming in intensity. We won’t be silent and we won’t bow down. Our roar is deafening. It’s time. Image: Matthew Piatt Rachel Bos Rachel Bos is a teacher and writer. More by Rachel Bos › 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 1 December 20231 December 2023 · History ‘We’re doing everything but treaty’: Law reform and sovereign refusal in the colonial debtscape Maria Giannacopoulos I coined the concept of the colonial debtscape while working to understand the relation between debt and sovereignty in the wake of the 2007 Global Financial crisis. Despite the referendum held in Greece in 2015 where the people voted against austerity, austerity as punishment, was imposed anyway. As this was a colonising move, that is, the imposition of an external and foreign law on local populations against their will, it was to Aboriginal scholars here that I turned to begin to put the pieces together. First published in Overland Issue 228 30 November 202330 November 2023 · Urbanism The Plains exposes the psychic terrain of Victoria’s highways Fred Pryce The Plains charts the psychic terrain of the freeway in miniature, peeling back the lid of the private vehicle to expose just one of the millions of dramas taking place in simultaneity, severed from one another yet still part of the same city-wide traffic ballet.