Ashes to ashes

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 29, 2007

Lines upon learning of the Russian man whose penis was set on fire by his ex-wife as he sat naked in front of the TV, drinking vodka

Surprised? Oh, not at all. For years I felt
Her fury’s laser aimed below my belt.
As Hendrix with his instrument, so she
Cremated every high-strung part of me.

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