by Owen Gallagher
Everyone sped off at the end of their shift.
No one saw him sobbing in his car.
No one paused to say he deserved a star
for speaking out; that his courage was a gift.
He feared his wife’s reaction to the news,
he’d been sacked instantly without pay,
and was on a blacklist for his views,
this was his last working day.
No one saw him reverse his car
into the river and drop out of sight.
His workmates sent a sympathy card.
His wife set his boss’s car alight.