Published in Overland Issue 211 Winter 2013 · Uncategorized Take away sonnet Banjo James ‘Our lady of blessed acceleration, don’t fail me now’ The Blues Brothers chasing the golden arches with chux or clothes pegs like sultry fries there’s a reward you may keep driving for if and only if the t-shirts and jeans are hung out then treat yourself a thickshake (a domestic excuse that reminds you you’re still alive) that you crave sex or beef is a mission from god that even her aretha strength can’t handle but respect so only when ‘All I’m Asking is for a Value Meal’ resurrects the tape deck and the sonnet comes fast enough to eat may you pull in the drive thru and john belushi’s working, smiling guilty, warm as any hash brown Banjo James Banjo James is currently studying at the University of Melbourne and hopes to complete his extensive arts degree sometime this year. He writes under his given name. More by Banjo James 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 2 June 20232 June 2023 · Main Posts 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.