Published in Overland Issue 201 Summer 2010 Main Posts / Writing dinner with aspro Michael Farrell when straight friends change teams / when something that appears to be a nest isnt. because the drive, because the expansion. over & over, jelly like a pistol , random tensions between the poles (a verb there). the interruption shined like the expression holy mackerel distracted. see a spot on the dancefloor? dinosaurs once tromped here, their vicious beaks in the air , making a place for you in dulwich hill. figures drag fathers, hurrying ... how can we be more than we are : having our fun in lanes between bars . shattered dreams of west coast perfection. on finishing the drink his girlfriend bought him : ‘another fabulous project realised’. remember me? the large unidentifiable bone i carry; it wont fit in my vehicle . smells are known to be misleading, like a blue bird of mixed parentage, you into the shallower parts of a forest . ohuh – can we compromise (part alien from living on other planets)? naturally our cloudy kids suffer, forced to do outer-terrestrial raids; intra- universe. theres a surface we agree not to perforate – to make a security issue . accordingly: memory/ies. airport shops , their demands. your soul made of language, one that closes at a touch. the food was more fun than youd think , a few little tricks. there are messages that come from heaven, a filmset , where heroes like shelley live & death is just part of it, or all Michael Farrell Michael Farrell's latest book is Family Trees (Giramondo), which includes 'Fiat In Turin', published in Overland 229. More by Michael Farrell 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?