Published in Overland Issue 203 Winter 2011 Main Posts Posture Jaya Savige Make your spine an aerial. No, a urinal. No, an arrival. Tune in you animal. Even my stegosaurus can out-yoga you. He’s so supple he bends like a hot daffodil. You’ve got nothing. Zilch. Take my memory foam. Microwave this lavender therapillow, that should do it. Your voice is so handcuffed is how it looks to me, every tremulous bubble frisked for sense. Screened by customs. Explain what’s in your gut if not an ounce of poetry smuggled in condoms. Yes, orificer. I blame it on my incestors. This time I’ll straighten out. You’ll see. Jaya Savige Jaya Savige was born in Sydney, grew up in Moreton Bay and Brisbane, and lives in London, where he lectures at the New College of the Humanities at Northeastern. He is the author of Latecomers (UQP, 2005), which won the New South Wales Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize, and Surface to Air (UQP, 2011), shortlisted for The Age Poetry Book of the Year. His next collection, Change Machine, is forthcoming from UQP in 2020. More by Jaya Savige 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?