Frank on Parole (after Tom Waits)
Frank on Parole
after Tom Waits
Frank despairs at the untuned ukulele.
The solitary instrument of desperate men.
He’s up next with poems dipped in petrol.
His ex-wife hasn’t shown up just yet.
So, Frank reignites those old spirits –
all Halloween orange and chimney red.
That godammed heartbroken ukulele player –
still weeping for Tammy Wynette.