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
- Chernobyl (Director Johan Renck, Writer Craig Mazin 2019) 21 February 2020This miniseries is every bit as good as they say. I'm glad I've read Svetlana Alexievich's Chernobyl Prayer as it fills in the background. I'm pretty sure the writer and director of this have read that book too.
- The Incredulity of father Brown ( G K Chesterton 1926) 21 February 2020I loved Chesterton and Father Brown in my early teens. I found this in a street library and decided to revisit them.
- Upright (Tim MInchin 2019) 20 February 2020We subscribed to FoxTel in order to watch this. It's brilliant.
- The Red North (Diane Menghetti 1981) 18 February 2020Subtitled the popular front in North Queensland, this is about a time when North Queensland was significantly more radical than the rest of Australia. Little attempt is made to disguise its origin as an MA thesis, but it's a fascinating subject
- Black Hammer 4: Age of Doom Part 2 (Jeff Lemire and others 2019) 16 February 2020The backbone mystery of this story has been resolved in Volume 3. Now the world has to be saved (again!).
- Chernobyl (Director Johan Renck, Writer Craig Mazin 2019) 21 February 2020
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- Ruby Reads (17): Mardi Gras
- Vicki Hastrich, Charlotte Wood, Night Fishing on the Weekend with the Book Group
- Journal Blitz 5
- Proust Progress Report 6: halfway through the third book
- Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Everything I Don't Remember
- Bernhard Schlink's Weekend
- Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu
- Ed Brubaker's Bad Weekend etc
- Proust Progress Report 5: Beginning the third volume
- Audio Books, sadly
- Elizabeth Strout's Olive, Again
- John Le Carré's Agent Running in the Field
- Clive James's River in the Sky
- End of year lists
- Simon Leys' Death of Napoleon