2016 Ipswich Poetry Feast Awards

“Grindle Road” has won the Rosewood Green Open Age – Local Poets Award at the 2016 Ipswich Poetry Feast.

 

Grindle Road

 

A bull bar is a ute’s clenched fist. There

is no prestige left in its silver colour. There

is no classic style to death. The killing floor

was outside, late at night between the men’s

& women’s prisons. He could imagine the

inmates asleep in their cots, whimpering as

he drove off the road & into the grassy gutter

blasting into the radiant mob like a steel bolt

into a cow’s forehead. The force felt inside

the cab was equivalent to smacking a face.

The high humidity suspended particles of

roo, clotting night’s air with smell of fresh

blood, like a stained tinted window. Death

was not instant. Seventeen times he floored it.

 

2016 Ipswich Poetry Feast Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

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