Take That Frank StandfordJanuary 19, 2016
by Dwain Cromwell
No, it wasn’t a .44
We’ve all heard that too many times before about “Sonny”
It was three fucking long shots in the heart with a .22 long rifle revolver —
Pull the trigger each damned time
While all your stuff is tossed in the ditch
By the two women you been double-timing for years
And you deserve it all the blue flow
Does not mean you get to be an asshole to 2 goddesses —
Yeah, I knew you of the 6 grinning proud new Dylan records in Restaurant On the Corner
You your own every waking minute living movie toddler
But you know
Hosting a cult is although exactly what you planned the whole sad way is
Rather ancient now even to anyone who knew you–
Only the early death of a famous old lover this week in her sleep
Gets your name anywhere anymore.
Been there heard that it ain’t even a murmur anymore too many done it since even better.
Take that, Frank.
Dwain Cromwell is a poet who lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.