Published in Overland Issue 205 Summer 2011 · Uncategorized I need the finger of God inside my mind Maketh Ajak At school I’m the outgoing kinda guy who sits all alone like a stump at the back of the classroom, because my mates call me a refugee; at home I’m what my ol’ man calls a coconut. I think I need the finger of God inside my mind. Maketh Ajak is an Ipswich-based writer of poetry. He was born in South Sudan. © Maketh Ajak Overland 205-summer 2011, p. 77 Like this piece? Subscribe! Maketh Ajak More by Maketh Ajak 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 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. First published in Overland Issue 228 31 May 202331 May 2023 · Film In Memoriam: Kenneth Anger’s cinematic incantations Eloise Ross ‘Making a movie is casting a spell,’ said Kenneth Anger about his lifelong profession, his unique and spectacular talent, his very own dark magic. That certainly describes how I was lured into his realm. There was a time in my life where I would watch Anger’s seven-minute film Rabbit’s Moon basically on repeat, infatuated by its blue-tinted images of a sprightly harlequin dancing around a clearing and calling silently to the moon. It was poetry.