Ten Short Poems Organized Around the Last Names of Vancouver Canuck Goaltenders, #8: Hanlon

Hanlon was a red-haired man
who spoke in silver tongues.
He saved his oratory for
the messenger he hung.

They found him in Chicoutimi
and charged him with the death.
He said, “It’s all so new to me–
I thought her name was Beth.”

© 1994 by H. Wechsler

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