Published in Overland Issue 227 Winter 2017 · Uncategorized Syndromes and a century* Luke Beesley Don’t star/t anything. Keep your _and on a pencil the film will follow. Lift your arms. French for the snack of water from your reach into your bubbling brain. Here is a limb-tangent. Get on the level. Open your eyes – feeling. Corridor the open shoe lace. Clip chips that peal from your tennis indoors – those little squeaks. Upright pain. Panda/Pandora – no matter. We eat inside Jeff Koons’ bubble gum rare eclipse. It’s a sensitivity caused self protection. Don’t doubt it. Don’t begin. Film ¾ of the custard colonised door, no less. Cutlery tides, waterfall tricks. A lover buys her lover clothes. They never fit. Image: Corridor / Jenya Kushnir Read the rest of Overland 227 If you enjoyed this poem, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four outstanding issues for a year Luke Beesley Luke Beesley is a Melbourne-based poet. His fourth poetry collection, Jam Sticky Vision, was published by Giramondo in 2015. More by Luke Beesley 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 2 June 20232 June 2023 · Friday Poetry 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.