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
- Defiant Lives (Sarah Barton 2017) 7 December 2019This is a wonderfull, revelatory documentary about the struggle for disability rights in Australia, the USA and the UK. Change doesn't happen with sweet civility as the only engine
- Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson 2017) 3 December 2019Wonderful performances by Daniel Day Lewis as a weird high-end dress-designer, Lesley Manville as his purse-lipped sister/manager, and Vicky Krieps, a waiter in a cheap eatery who he takes in as his model/muse/lover. The story is weirdly perverse, confirming my sense that Paul Thomas Anderson movies aren't my pot of tea. (I hated Boogie Nights and haven […]
- Night Fishing (Vicki Hastrich 2019) 3 December 2019For the Book Group, no discussion until late January, probably, but it came quickly from the library ...
- Friday Black (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah 2019) 3 December 2019A book of short stories by a young African-American writer.
- Succession Season 1 (Jessse Armstrong 2018) 3 December 2019The Crown, Packer and Sons, and now Succession. I've ben watching a lot of fdrama about dysfunctional but very wealthy families. Not a poor person in sight n=in any of them, unless they're in liery.
- Defiant Lives (Sarah Barton 2017) 7 December 2019
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- November verse 14: Guests for dinner
- November verse 13: Clothes at the Metro
- November verse 12: Waiting for the NBN technician
- November verse 11: Sleepless-ish
- November verse 10: Wiggle and Jiggle at the Library
- November verse 9: Sauna soliloquy continued
- November verse 8:
- November Verse 7 & Proust Progress Report 3
- Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know at the Book Group, plus November Verse 6
- November verse 5: 11 November 2019
- Ashley Kalagian Blunt, My Name is Revenge; November Verse 4
- November verse 3: Woman with knife
- November verse 2: Grandfatherhood
- November Verse 1: Jacarandas
- Journal Blitz 4