Published in Overland Issue 223 Winter 2016 · Uncategorized There is repetition Fiona Wright In the dream, there is repetition In the dream, I cannot make them understand In the dream, my fingertips itch, and they redden – In the dream, there is the dream of colour. In the dream, I trap a pigeon in the ceiling In the dream they tell me don’t tell me your dreams In the dream the objects move when I’m not looking In the dream, I run a bath that overfills and in the dream, it leaves a tidemark like a sock around my ankle. In the dream, I watch them watch me In the dream, I speak of solitude In the dream I do not dare hold out my hands. In the dream, I am amphibious, I see my breath fog up the window. In the dream I know I dream but cannot wake. In the dream, I hide my face within the bathroom mirror In the dream the bed sheets twist around my ankle In the dream I cannot make them understand. Read the rest of Overland 223 – If you liked this article, please subscribe or donate. Fiona Wright Fiona Wright’s new essay collection is The World Was Whole (Giramondo, 2018). Her first book of essays Small Acts of Disappearance won the 2016 Kibble Award and the Queensland Literary Award for nonfiction, and her poetry collections are Knuckled and Domestic Interior. More by Fiona Wright 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 26 May 202326 May 2023 · Fiction Fiction | garramilla/Darwin Lulu Houdini We sit in East Point Reserve and look at how the gidjaas, green ants, make globe-like homes out of the leaves — connected edges with fibrous tissue that I later learn is faithful silk. Safe inside. Why isn’t it safe outside? I pick up the plastic around this circular lake cause this is the way […] First published in Overland Issue 228 25 May 202326 May 2023 · Main Posts The ‘Chinese question’ and colonial capitalism in New Gold Mountain Christy Tan SBS’s New Gold Mountain sets out to recover the history of the Gold Rush from the marginalised perspective of Chinese settlers but instead reinforces the erasure of Indigenous sovereignty. Although celebrated for its multilingual script and diverse representation, the mini-TV series ignores how the settlement of Chinese migrants and their recruitment into colonial capitalism consolidates the ongoing displacement of First Nations peoples.