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
- Atypical (Robia Rashid 2017)) 17 September 2017x a family sitcom that revolves around a boy with Aspergers in high school who has managed extraordinarily well up to this point, but whose dawning interest in sex is throwing things into turmoil. Not just played for laughs, but funny just the same.
- Archipelago (Adam Aitken 2017) 17 September 2017It's been a while, but it's great to have another book of Adam Aitken's poetry.
- October (China Miéville 2017) 17 September 2017A narrative of the events of from February to October 1917 in Russia, for the Book Group's September meeting.
- Victoria & Abdul (Stephen Frears 2017) 16 September 2017A sweet fluffy film about royalty that turns out to have seriously big undercurrents. Judi Dench is beyond wonderful as Queen Victoria, and Ali Fazal'naive generosity is a perfect match.
- The Bureau (Eric Rochant 2015) 13 September 2017It's hard to believe that S1E1 is really the beginning, as this starts with so many balls already rolling. It looks like an excellent, complext spy thriller.
- Atypical (Robia Rashid 2017)) 17 September 2017
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- Nicola Knox’s Green Light Running
- Ali Alizadeh’s Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc
- Jennifer Maiden’s George and Clare, the Baby and the Bikies
- Australian Poetry Journal 7:1, Skin
- Jennifer Maiden’s George and Clare and the Grey Hat Hacker
- Overland 226
- Jenny Blackford’s Loyalty of Chickens
- Alan Wearne’s Things Are Real
- Madeleine Thien and the Book Group Do Not Say We Have Nothing
- A fortnight in verse 4
- Jennifer Maiden’s Complicity
- A fortnight in verse 3
- A fortnight in verse 2
- Southerly 76/3
- A fortnight in verse 1