Published in Overland Issue 201 Summer 2010 Main Posts / Writing A dream of 1943 Geoff Page They have no wish to hide themselves; they’re happy in their work. One I see, fresh out from town, is slick with soap and splashed Cologne. The others rub him on the ears (it’s all in monochrome) tousling his hair and joking men and women both, the female faces round as plates, the men more horse-like in their features. I’m free, it seems, to walk around. The slaughter is industrial and on the other side of sound. Geoff Page Geoff Page is a Canberra-based poet. His most recent works include Agnostic Skies (Five Islands Press), Seriatim (Salt) and 60 Classic Australian Poems (UNSW Press). More by Geoff Page 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?