Published in Overland Issue Print Issue 199 Winter 2010 Main Posts / Writing There's a bomb on this train of thought Cameron Fuller Loaded with raw materials: colons, commas, fragments of broken grammar. This poem is wired with faulty rhetoric and ideas strapped to the author’s chest. Sensitive to sudden movement, it won’t reach the final station and its metaphors won’t survive the ride to their logical conclusions. It is not afraid to shout in MAXIMAL CAPS or exclaim emotions are explosive! But it stays silent, containing its secret until the end. It believes poetry is full of risk and targets innocent readers. It spurns the ease of paraphrase and the violence of bullet points. But it can’t afford the precision of laser guided imagery. All it has is the shrapnel of language, the lingua franca of blood connecting the heart and brain. This poem is a dirty bomb. It is designed to detonate when your eyes reach the final word. Cameron Fuller Cameron Fuller is based in Adelaide but has lived in Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns and Canberra. He is a PhD student at the University of South Australia and a poetry co-editor of Wet Ink magazine. More by Cameron Fuller 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?