Published in Overland Issue 231 Winter 2018 Uncategorized Allotment #10 Laurie Duggan A track marked by broken branches traverses Redhill Wood to the pheasant farm; an access road leads to the dismantled Southern Line at Bishopsbourne, home of the orchidist and the church whose organist slipped gently off his organ stool. The Nail Bourne’s waterless this year, up from its bank cubes and cylinders cut from a fallen tree leave a rough negative Image: Blue cascades / flickr Read the rest of Overland 231 If you enjoyed this poem, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four outstanding issues for a year Laurie Duggan Laurie Duggan has lived in Britain for the past twelve years and is about to return to Australia. His most recent book is Selected Poems 1971–2017 (Shearsman, 2018). More by Laurie Duggan 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 6 February 20236 February 2023 Aboriginal Australia Winaga-li Gunimaa Gali: listen, hear, think, understand from our sacred Mother Earth and our Water Winaga-li Gunimaa Gali Collective To winaga-li, Gomeroi/Kamilaroi people must be able to access Gunimaa. They must be able to connect and re-connect. Over 160 years of colonisation has privileged intensive agriculture, grazing and heavily extractive water management regimes, enabled by imposed property regimes and governance systems. Gunimaa and Gali still experience the violent repercussions of these processes, including current climate changes which are exacerbating impacts, as droughts become longer, floods and heat extremes become more intense, and climatic zones shift, impacting on species’ viability and biodiversity. 2 First published in Overland Issue 228 3 February 20233 February 2023 Fiction Fiction | Romeo and Juliet II: Haunted rentals Georgia Symons The hauntings are actually quite flamboyant here, though. Yeah, come in, come in. Not like my friend Moya’s house—it just has a tool shed that sometimes isn’t there and that’s it. So boring. Yes, you can keep your shoes on.