>Road Rage: I

by Brendan Strong

>It wasn’t so much
The Traffic
Standstill, while I waited in an overheating car in an overlong tailback on an under-resourced road
Starting
Forward
Slow
ly
and
Jer-
kill
y
then
Stop
It wasn’t the others
Who I had sympathy for – we were all in it together
Until a few filthy fuckers
Started playing sillybuggers
Cutting the rest of us up, cutting the rest of us out
Pushing themselves ahead and fucking the rest of us out of it
Fucking the rest of us off.
Nor was it
The politician on the radio
Who tried to grin it all away by going
“Isn’t it wonderful now we’re rich enough to have traffic problems?”
No, it’s actually
The presenter and their stupid questions and
banter that means
Not a thing to anyone
least of all
me
It was the presenter
The fucking presenter
That made me take to those people with my car jack.

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