Published in Overland Issue 228 Spring 2017 · Uncategorized If you think Chris Edwards In industrialised societies (I say this to his daily activities (setting off alarm bells (wherever mere comes in (he ascribes to his amateurism the right to be a damned fool preconstructing the patriarchy (a little man’s face shows doubt and perspiration becomes more and more the exclusive province (in whose eyes one might ask (incidentally this brings me back to the point whereupon we gaze with scant knowledge of the matriarch’s views at the very words pastime and amateur (which in their darker moments are recognisable to no one (like the Elizabethans and Jacobeans they refute Prince Charles as a menace (e.g. white water rafting, stamp collecting, surfing the internet freely without them (it was all but trifling nonsense anyone could see it was Theory (totally professional (well I know you need the money if you think you can (keep it up Read the rest of Overland 228 If you enjoyed this poem, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four outstanding issues for a year Chris Edwards Chris Edwards is a Sydney-based poet whose publications include People of Earth and After Naptime, both from Vagabond Press. More by Chris Edwards 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.