Published in Overland Issue 227 Winter 2017 · Uncategorized Collarbone Louise Swinn We’ll be living on top of each other in an outer suburb. It’ll be an evening backyard barbecue turned lounge party, old friends changing discs in the house we’ll never own. You won’t be in bed – staying up later than us now, as you do. When someone puts on ‘Yoshimi’, you’ll roll your eyes at the middle-aged Gen-X’ers dancing. Mum and I ’ll gravitate towards each other and you ’ll try not to watch us larking about, no longer two solid organisms. Later, with Mum’s head resting in that crook of my collarbone I didn’t know existed till she came along, and then you, I’ll wonder what percentage of everything I owe to the Flaming Lips. Image: Record / Andy Baxley Read the rest of Overland 227 If you enjoyed this poem, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four outstanding issues for a year Louise Swinn Louise Swinn is a writer, editor, publisher and reviewer. Her work appears regularly in the Age, the Australian, and the Sydney Morning Herald. Louise was one of the founders of Sleepers Publishing, the Small Press Network, and the Stella Prize. More by Louise Swinn › 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 December 20231 December 2023 · History ‘We’re doing everything but treaty’: Law reform and sovereign refusal in the colonial debtscape Maria Giannacopoulos I coined the concept of the colonial debtscape while working to understand the relation between debt and sovereignty in the wake of the 2007 Global Financial crisis. Despite the referendum held in Greece in 2015 where the people voted against austerity, austerity as punishment, was imposed anyway. As this was a colonising move, that is, the imposition of an external and foreign law on local populations against their will, it was to Aboriginal scholars here that I turned to begin to put the pieces together. First published in Overland Issue 228 30 November 202330 November 2023 · Urbanism The Plains exposes the psychic terrain of Victoria’s highways Fred Pryce The Plains charts the psychic terrain of the freeway in miniature, peeling back the lid of the private vehicle to expose just one of the millions of dramas taking place in simultaneity, severed from one another yet still part of the same city-wide traffic ballet.