Published in Overland Issue 225 Summer 2016 · Uncategorized Networking drinks Charlotte Guest ‘You see society through old frames, you are perpetuating that against which you argue,’ says a confident boy with flushed capillaries, exalting in this repartee. ‘No, what I am saying is, the historically oppressed form allegiances based on the common ground of dis- advantage. It’s a well known historical framework through which to consider societal behaviour.’ I hold my gaze. His eyes bulge as he takes a swig from his Old Fashioned, looking down his straight nose at me. ‘Why are we still bandying about old terms? Why do we still talk of race and gender? Have the last fifty years meant nothing?’ I open my mouth and push bubbles out. We are talking underwater, sacks over our heads, like dipped witches. Image: ‘Drinks’ / flickr Read the rest of Overland 225 If you liked this poem, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four outstanding issues for a year Charlotte Guest Charlotte Guest is a writer and publishing officer at UWA Publishing. Her debut collection Soap is due out in late 2017. More by Charlotte Guest 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 5 June 2023 · Cartoons Where to build an overdose prevention centre Sam Wallman The proposed locations of overdose prevention centres aren't chosen at random. They are based on evidence and careful consideration. For the site to be effective, it needs to be pinpointed, in what experts call a 'honeypot'. 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.