Published in Overland Issue 205 Summer 2011 · Uncategorized One February or July DJ Huppatz Calling out in an underground parking garage in Ottawa or Montreal, but I tell you no-one was lost. At least I wasn’t. Then how was it we ended up on St Kilda beach later that morning, a gypsy bar that afternoon, while all the disenchanted world worked? “You can fly you know”. The gulls blinked – they’re used to such profundity and listened attentively. We gorged on sunlight impounded in Indonesian mangos as the ocean sculpted a sign legible only to two. But when the little one said roll over, it was hard to recall when we were young and no-one followed those tight silk pants but my hands. The temples are waiting, let them. I could clean the bathroom but there’s no sense setting the record straight. You know, it’s a long way to buy a decent key lime pie, we should just make one here. And a couple of mojitos. DJ Huppatz D J Huppatz is a Melbourne-based writer who has had poetry published recently in VLAK 2 (2011) and Black Inc.’s The Best Australian Poems 2011. More by DJ Huppatz 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 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 2 June 20232 June 2023 · Friday Poetry Three Chaingrass poems Catherine Vidler Three visual poems from Catherine Vidler's Chaingrass series. First published in Overland Issue 228 1 June 20231 June 2023 · Politics Turning peaceful protesters into criminals—again Evan Smith So the Summary Offences (Obstruction of Public Places) Bill 2023 has been passed by South Australia’s Legislative Assembly and will become law. Fifteen hours of debate in the upper house, led by the Greens and SA Best, could not overturn the bill that was reportedly rushed through the lower house in just twenty-two minutes a fortnight ago.