Published in Overland Issue 205 Summer 2011 Uncategorized Elites Stuart Cooke 1: seca Australia, fat fucking traitor hijo de puta spawn of all the mines and the mula the filthy fonts fijate skinny Chile clichés rolling off her long sticky tongue licks volcanoes Neruda went mojado shaving land singing land tierra mojada fuck your seca shit your old crocodile rocks atrocious waters seen in corners Melbourne nipples Launceston cocks 2: wind wind up past throw it at me in a disco beat tread noxious lemons round up the roos salgan de mi iglesia y apaguen la luz calling choking chilenos el churrasco la chascona sick del fome of buying up los debiles arreglen sus cosas suck on spring’s ardent milk smack los socialistas where their pricks don’t reach and beat it go transnational take islas slice the forests with squadrons of coronas strip the ridges the dreams qué podrías tu could you possibly have ramas tienen raices there’s nothing anyone could if I were a pin you the cheque what would the board have to say about that? 3: wise down street walked crumbled air your phone pissing dreams you down root wise banana peel canto empty virtual tourist neither the heart nor glass slither nor the parched oda of the weekend call all the skin ripped off it hurts the cock just as much meet by the feather gliding the only feather gliding on a lonely white hoja catch this streak can you reach the fertile hand’s chalice trans eager and national thirst wicked capital fucking meet there we’ll talk shop do lines devenir fashionable bleedin bendito texts sell nada keep escapando the aussie phallic throwing out the virtues of a census with your dusty sidewalk folk Stuart Cooke’s first full-length collection, Edge Music, was published by IP in 2011. He has also published a chapbook, Corrosions (Vagabond Press, 2010), and a new selection of his work appears in Triptych Poets: Issue Two (Blemish Books, 2011). © Stuart Cooke Overland 205-summer 2011, p. 80–1 Like this piece? Subscribe! Stuart Cooke Stuart Cooke’s latest chapbook, Departure into Cloud, was published by Vagabond Press in 2013. His full-length collection is Edge Music (IP, 2011). He is a lecturer in creative writing and literary studies at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. More by Stuart Cooke 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 25 November 202225 November 2022 Poetry Poetry | Summer animal Jini Maxwell This summer I can feel myself turning back into an animal. I wake up early and seek out trees, walking through the expansive quiet of the park until the heat starts feeling sharp on my skin. I leave the blinds closed, so when I return home the building is dark and familiar, and as I shut the door behind me I feel a satisfaction I can only describe as territorial. First published in Overland Issue 228 24 November 202225 November 2022 Politics ‘Sir, please get me the Manager’: Brazil before and after Bolsonaro Guido Melo By then, although young in age, I already knew about those rituals of humiliation and how they were part of my Black family's lives. I also knew that surviving those daily interactions required putting my head down and following the instructions received with no hesitation. I must have had ‘the talk ‘with my parents when I was eight or nine. Life was just like that. Being Black in Brazil means living in a war. No one should ever go to war underprepared.