Friday, 29 September 2017

The End

Old banger, two door, fading red –
hardly the wheels of high-end crime.
Reports of a shooter.

Unmarked cars track along the M5
and when he comes off at 18
and heads off down the Portbury Hundred

the ARVs shoot past, slow down,
box him in,
causing him to stop.

The guns get out,
walk over to his window,
execute the arrest

shots fired – ten.
One way only.
The end.

© Richard Devereux

Man dead after police 'surround car and shoot into it' near Bristol

Richard Devereux belongs to Bristol Stanza. His main themes are Greece, people and politics. His collection Billtells his grandfather’s tale - Private Everyman in Greece in WW1.