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 15 September 2023 · Friday Features Activating the poetic spirit as friendship John Kinsella I’ve always had the aching feeling that—as a text to be shared among friends and maybe eventually ‘enemies’—the soul-body dialogue poem is a way of arguing towards spiritual certainty in the face of earthly corruption and doubt. First published in Overland Issue 228 14 September 202314 September 2023 · Indigenous rights The ballot box does not translate ideology Jeanine Leane The Voice referendum is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the younger demographic to shape the future of the nation. Future generations of younger Australians will have to live with the outcome of October 14 for quite some time. If the referendum is defeated, it mean a nation was given the opportunity to recognise its First People and refused it.