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Road Rage Road Rage is the latest poem from Wayne Dean-Richards' collection, It's a Mad World, But Funny

Road Rage

Road Rage is the latest poem from Wayne Dean-Richards' collection, It's a Mad World, But Funny

by Wayne Dean-Richards,
first published: July, 2023

approximate reading time: minutes

'road rage' is only the latest poem from the forthcoming Wayne Dean-Richards collection, It's a Mad World But Funny... links to them all of the poems as they are published bottom of the page

Wayne Dean-Richards has shared 18 poems for us to publish during 2023. The collection is called It's a Mad World, But Funny. Eventually there will be a free, downloadable PDF of all the poems and a planned A6 compendium too. (Links to all of the poems way down the page.)

Cover art for It's A Mad World But Funnyroad rage

he came right out:
forced into a space
where there was no space
cut me up a fucking treat!
I pointed and he nodded.
we pulled over
by where there used to be
a steel mill,
where now there were
weeds and broken glass.
he one of those
shaven-headed fuckers
the size of a brick shithouse,
all knuckles and tats.

what I lacked in size
I made up for in heart:
flung myself
at him, throwing hooks with both hands
chin tight against my chest.

but he kicked the
shit out of me:
broke a tooth
bloodied me good and proper
left me lying there and
drove off:
forcing his way into
another space where there
was no fucking space.

I struggled to my feet,
got back to my car and
drove for ten minutes
until another fucker cut me up.

I could’ve let it go.

but if you swallow your rage
it tastes like ash -
a taste I’m not keen on
even with a dash of mayo.

I pointed,
he nodded,
we pulled onto a pub car park.

“wanker!” he yelled.
“prick!” I snapped
and we went at it.

© Wayne Dean-Richards


Essential Info
The 18 poems comprising Wayne Dean-Richards' IT'S A MAD WORLD BUT FUNNY series are listed below.  Outsideleft will be publishing them all throughout 2023. A free downloadable PDF and a limited edition A6 Outsideleft Booklet (for neither profit or loss) of these poems will be available at the end. But not till the end. I am pretty sure that means November...


Wayne Dean-Richards

Wayne Dean-Richards works with short stories and the novel. His work has been published in magazines and anthologies in the UK and the US. Some of that work can be found in his collection Cuts, available here


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