Poetry

The Executioner’s Tale

On 18 June 2010 Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by a volunteer firing squad in Utah State Prison Not often you get a chance to kill a man No strings attached that is The opportunity of a lifetime Five volunteers make-up the party Names stay secret to keep wackos at bay We shoot from behind a screen One of us draws a blank Never could see the sense in that Said straight-up we’d do the job Makes a man feel he’s not taken seriously Prison folk strap the felon to a chair Put a blindfold on him Pin a bullseye…

Subscribe to get access to all online articles

Digital Subscription

$68/ YR

Get the latest ideas from Australia’s most insightful writers.

Subscribe

  • Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Printed & Digital Subscription

$87/ YR

For avid readers of leading ideas
from Australia’s brightest.

Subscribe

  • Printed & Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Quadrant Patron

$300/ YR

Show your support for Australia’s
most open minded publication.

Subscribe

  • Quadrant Patron includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  • All new editions of Quadrant Books
  • Exclusive invitations to Quadrant Dinners, book launches and events.