Published in Overland Issue 232 Spring 2018 · Uncategorized Wolkenformen Holly Friedlander Liddicoat think about large fonts and small fonts next to them think about what this means and the space in between think about two clouds in bed two new friends two people with their hands out looking with fingertips think about this, think about the distance that has to be created between people to let others in think about how eggs look fried on toast an avo in bed you told me you cried for the first time since you were a kid that she cheated on you in Colombia and he told me he can’t trust me, hasn’t spoken to me in weeks you always cock your head to the side when you consider a point and now you laugh that I’m in your bed that we’re ‘negotiating boundaries’ after one small, soft kiss you make up new words for sensations, mates, above us a poster: Stratus Kumulus Zirrus repeat this image of a tally ho being pulled from its packet in my head I get tangential telling you a story you ask: what was the point of that? there’s an ice porpoise melting in a bowl in the living room downstairs Image: Jelirhil / 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 Holly Friedlander Liddicoat Holly Friedlander Liddicoat has previously been published in Cordite, Otoliths, Rabbit, Seizure, Southerly and Voiceworks. In 2017 she edited poetry for Voiceworks and the UTS Writers’ Anthology and has twice been shortlisted for the UTS Writers’ Anthology Prize. Her first collection, Crave, is out with Rabbit in 2018. More by Holly Friedlander Liddicoat › 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 8 December 2023 · Fiction Fiction | The Victims Emma Jayne Willson Every morning I checked the Director’s calendar to ensure there were no meeting clashes, no opportunity for her polished façade to slip. Once I’d made the mistake of booking two meetings without leaving ten minutes between them, thus forcing her to run across the sprawling campus. She arrived late for her meeting with the Provost, […] First published in Overland Issue 228 7 December 20238 December 2023 · Food Righteous appetites: the dilemmas of the ethical omnivore’s diet Jaimee Edwards The pastoral is our setting for the good life that puts the 'ethical' in 'ethical sausage'. The websites for small-scale farms and ethical meat butchers around the world look like brochures for retirement living. Together, the happy animals, their conscientious handlers, and ceremonial butchers form a picture of aligned values.