Published in Overland Issue 236 Spring 2019 Uncategorized Curtal Sonnet Stuart Barnes ENTRIP does not contain any safe benefits. It is not approved for use in hives of aggro child -ren. Yellow tongue, nose-bruising, swelling of the eyes are highly likely; the usual seizures, fevers, fits. A tall glass of Parkinson’s, a psychiatrist’s overactive mouth are mild -er. Forget blue, yellow, brown—one size fits all. Feeling violent, heartless? Grip pharmacists’ hallucinations, swallow doctors’ chests. Wild ’s the divided dose times three. How else can we characterise unhealing. EN(JOY THIS )TRIP, EN(JOY THIS )TRIP (& it is a trip) —reflux the highs. note: ‘Curtal Sonnet’ remixes some of the text from ENTRIP’s CMI & samples S’Express’ ‘Theme from S’Express’ Read the rest of Overland 236 If you liked this poem, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four brilliant issues for a year Stuart Barnes Stuart Barnes is the author of Glasshouses (UQP 2016), which won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, was commended for the Anne Elder Award and shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Award. Twitter/Instagram: @StuartABarnes More by Stuart Barnes 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 7 February 2023 Aboriginal Australia Victoria police back down, is this a case for defunding? Crystal McKinnon and Meriki Onus After three arduous years, Victoria Police have today withdrawn their charges against two organisers of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protest. Whilst we welcome their decision, we note that their mediocrity gave them no other option. Emboldened by their state-sanctioned impunity, Victoria Police’s ineptitude hit a dead end. Pigs cannot fly. First published in Overland Issue 228 6 February 20237 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.