Published in Overland Issue 240 Spring 2020 · Uncategorized Looms Elena Gomez are heavy to lug. think also of the weight of wool you crushed lichen & made a potion. There is bromine & it is a weakening agent the animals require care or Petter Dass & a sharp wit: a lamb’s head my large blue chest looms it blocks out the sun we scatter oral discs but there is a species at extinction bivalves cease to breed in the northern oceans ‘Swimming Inwards in Northern Norway’s Ocean’ Skyline, climate, badly Automated notions of colour Stylised & unrefined Relinquish a category, Supplement a movement Or its transformation A discovery as death Vegetable dye Spin linen Your bail in granular Beard lichen Spruce tree lichen Boil it briefly A pot of water at 80 degrees A madder root (for Hannah Ryggen) Read the rest of Overland 240 If you enjoyed this piece, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four brilliant issues for a year Elena Gomez Elena Gomez is a poet and book editor living in Melbourne. She is the author of Body of Work (Cordite) and a number of chapbooks. More by Elena Gomez 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 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 2 June 20232 June 2023 · Friday Poetry Three Chaingrass poems Catherine Vidler Three visual poems from Catherine Vidler's Chaingrass series. First published in Overland Issue 228 1 June 20231 June 2023 · Politics Turning peaceful protesters into criminals—again Evan Smith So the Summary Offences (Obstruction of Public Places) Bill 2023 has been passed by South Australia’s Legislative Assembly and will become law. Fifteen hours of debate in the upper house, led by the Greens and SA Best, could not overturn the bill that was reportedly rushed through the lower house in just twenty-two minutes a fortnight ago.