Cruising The Swan Valley
Cruising the Swan Valley
Sampling rum, fine wine and beer
When clouds obliterated
My view to the rear.
At first I thought a rain squall
Had overcast the sky
When klaxons strident comment
Blared very close behind.
A road train signs in my rear-view,
Bull bar and towing eye,
Mudguards and bonnet rearing
Amongst the clouds and sky.
Transfixed by bulldog’s baleful stare
Intent on somewhere up ahead
Through the Swan and back again.
Faster through the valley
Past crossroads, tourist signs
Tailgate trailers swinging
Evil bulldog eyes.
Out in the farming country
Round Brajkovich’s bends
Hounded by that bulldog
Never coming back again.
A long truck bay’s inviting;
Escape the dreaded lash
Of engine roar and turbo scream
Between each gearbox crash.
Quick twist on the steering
Off the black top track
Too hard touring the valley
Mixing with the road trains.
John’s novel “The Ute” is now physical
> Available from Lulu.com in Paperback (pictured) for AU$24.99
> Now available at Lulu.com (Digital ePUB version) for AU$3.50
> Also available on iTunes and Barnes & Noble book stores.
> 1st edition of “The Ute” (34pp shorter) still available on Kindle (Kindle)
> For our US friends, A “ute” is a utility vehicle; a pickup truck.
|Pages||238pp||big writing 2000pp|
|Dimensions (cm)||14.81 x 20.98||4 dimensional|