Published in Overland Issue 230 Autumn 2018 · Uncategorized Lights of home Chris Brown Woke up stockinged blindfolded disarranged over Ashgabat – 2 ½ romances surely about lands us at the crawling border – Dulled unfaithful apples threatening the plague as you pay – There were spectacular grounds for mistaking it for home – Bold signs that read like mama and café like taxi and home – Like all the pictures and promises the exotic couldn’t keep – The camirror in the cam-era fronting the same procession – Except the pressures of capitalism were even greater here Like the famed sun much in one’s face and seemed to be Cursing then even stalking if soon ever after loving us – For who in the single diminishing instant we had become – Then the northern spring in bubble jackets our worlds – Comparable commensurable separable teased apart in Levels of address some time later in the fricative trill in Frescoes of the eucharist or prayer lost language in the Grammatical foundations and if we’re nurtured in a tri Angulated hearing on marbleveined stairs we bring that Piece of home with us that was waiting and cling to it Read the rest of Overland 230 If you enjoyed this poem, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four outstanding issues for a year Chris Brown lives in Newcastle where he works as a teacher. bulky news press published his chapbook, slender Volume, in 2017. More by Chris Brown 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.