Published in Overland Issue 229 Summer 2017 Uncategorized Some climb Jonno Revanche offering me honours sorbet for heart-wrenching situations coffee sweetener wallpaper those months wondering the climate of your bed there were days when i was scarlet but quickly turned mandarine against mountains, tapestries, escape routes climbing the town of hobart fireworks suddenly have the ability to explode in the unseeable bow of the ocean fireworks suddenly have the ability to explode in the quietest part of me i’m not a little boy (but i am small) i long to do all the things the others get to do like publicities that ship me above and for another body to reel me in charmlets indent sleep skin trying on, conflicting to, explaining toward it missing it, that one time where / when i remembered feeling magical Read the rest of Overland 229 If you enjoyed this poem, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four outstanding issues for a year Jonno Revanche Jonno Revanche is a writer/poet and multidisciplinary artist interested in isolation, marginal and forgotten subcultures and the queer art of longing. More by Jonno Revanche 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 27 January 2023 Cartoons In attacking us, they bring us together Sam Wallman 'What these bosses don't understand is that in attacking us, they bring us together.' (Paddy Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Svitzer Rally November 2022) First published in Overland Issue 228 24 January 202325 January 2023 Aotearoa / New Zealand The end of the politics of care Giovanni Tiso The daily spectacle of televised briefings was not unique to New Zealand, and it may simply be the case that Ardern thrived when given the opportunity to speak to the public directly—in other words, that she was better than others at it. Alternatively, we could say that her rhetoric found in the pandemic the ground on which to turn into concrete action. Either way, the benefits we derived in terms of lives saved from the remarkable extension of that social license are literally incalculable.