Published in Overland Issue 232 Spring 2018 Uncategorized Infelicity Jo Langdon Malapropos, my slow mind & mouth play cyclamen-chlamydia-Clytemnestra like a musical scale. It embarrassed you once when I only meant flowers, only then meant something of how things turn, on & against – Tender is the morning quiet, leaves gently offering their shapes open to small hands: hello. Here, gloss & flesh sudden in the glass; waves come through sails or sky; the cat turns to gull or glimpse of fox. The maiden a crone like some plain punchline. I knew this before I ever did. Image: Gabrielle Ludlow / flickr Read the rest of Overland 232 If you enjoyed this poem, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four outstanding issues for a year Jo Langdon Jo Langdon’s latest poetry collection, Glass Life, was published by Five Islands Press in 2018. In 2018 Jo also held a fiction fellowship with the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, and in 2020 her short fiction was recognised in the Newcastle and Olga Masters short story awards. She currently lives and writes on unceded Wadawurrung land in Geelong, Victoria. More by Jo Langdon 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 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. 2 First published in Overland Issue 228 2 February 20233 February 2023 The university Deadly word games: universities and defining antisemitism Nick Riemer In a few weeks, Vice-Chancellors will be discussing a request by a group of federal politicians to endorse the latest weapon in Zionists’ longstanding bid to suppress criticism of Israeli apartheid on campus—the highly controversial definition of antisemitism produced by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Their decision will constitute a watershed moment for universities’ already somewhat threatened credibility as centres of independent analysis and truth-telling.