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
- Fables 18: Cubs in Toyland (Bill Willingham and others 2013) 29 April 2017More about the next generation? My binge continues.
- Fables 17: Inherit the wind (Bill Willingham and others 2012) 28 April 2017A great archetype is dead. Long live whoever takes its place.
- Fables 16: Super Team (Bill Willingham and others 2011) 28 April 2017Superhero lore comes to Fable-land.
- Fables 15: Rose Red (Bill Willingham and others 2011) 25 April 2017Rose Red has been sunk in deep grief since the death of Boy Blue. Burt now she's needed.
- Fables 14: Witches (Bill Willingham and others 2010) 25 April 2017Here's hoping we can leave violence and mayhem and crossovers and get back to the main, interesting story.
- Fables 18: Cubs in Toyland (Bill Willingham and others 2013) 29 April 2017
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