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. 


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Ralph Dartford

Mon 5th Jul 2021 17:42

Thanks Ray!

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Mon 5th Jul 2021 17:29

Any poem critical of ukeleles has my attention Ralph. Top writing and crisply dry.


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