To the driver who didn’t stop
OK, you slowed enough to see that
she was staggering but not dead
before you drove off. You’ll agree that
women crossing when the red
is flashing shouldn’t be run over
but then today I guess you drove a
little careless. Neither light
nor traffic bade you not turn right,
and if she’d taken one step further
or been a child for goodness sake
of course you would have hit the brake.
It’s not as if you’ve done a murder.
The bruises where you hit will mend.
Sleep well at night. Go safe, my friend.
WP Bookblog Listing
- Sodome et Gomorrhe I (Marcel Proust 1920) 30 March 2020Five pages a day, I'm starting the fourth book.
- Red Flag (Quarterly Essay 76, Peter Hartcher 2019) 30 March 2020Subtitled, 'Waking up to China's challenge', this is a message from the pre Covid-19 universe.
- Gideon Falls Volume 3: Stations of the Cross (Jeff Lemire and others 2019) 29 March 2020Now we have some idea of what's going on in this beautifully rendered, ingeniously told horror serial. Definitely not my cup of tea, but I can see why horror fans might love it.
- Gideon Falls Volume 2: Original Sins (Jeff Lemire and others 2019 29 March 2020The story continues. Catholicism and horror and 'mental ilness'. Not my cup of tea, but well done.
- Gideon Falls Volume 1: The Black Barn (Jeff Lemire and others 2019) 29 March 2020So much reading time and so many Significant Books on my TBR shelf, but this and its sequels were birthday presents, and I have a duty to read them quickly so the giver can have them soon.
- Sodome et Gomorrhe I (Marcel Proust 1920) 30 March 2020
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