Published in Overland Issue 201 Summer 2010 Main Posts / Writing in the simple perfect Adrian Wiggins I’m twitchy as a debutante on a hot October joyride doing two hundred down the hill road onto the outskirts, headlights drilling at the future. I’d give you the stars, I’d pluck them down – here, you have them, they’re only stars, and in their abundance we marvel at them less, massive specks adrift in a debris field, caught, like a Coldstream Guard wandering out of a right royal scandal with no shirt, nor sidearm, nor pants, saying ‘I’d see you less if I could have you more.’ Adrian Wiggins Adrian Wiggins lives in Newtown, Sydney. In 2010 he founded www.sydneypoetry.com. Read more of his work at www.pureandapplied.net. More by Adrian Wiggins 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?