Don’t look at me blank when I mention Frank,
Or think that I may be a bit of a crank,
You can fire your questions at me point-blank
And ask me about just who is Frank?
Is he a clerk who works in a bank,
Or is he a jokester who pulls a prank?
Perhaps he’s a soldier who drives a tank,
Or a pirate walking a galleon’s plank.
Was he Frankenstein first then shortened to Frank -
A monster from the dark and dank?
Some say he’s a bird – a spotted redshank,
Or the supporting actor to Tom Hanks,
A magic elf that shrank and shrank,
Or a constable of considerable rank.
He could be a convict in chains that clank,
Or a computer’s ID in a databank,
The name of a ship that sailed and sank,
Or a refillable bottle from which you drank.
c.2016 Martin Kiszko
Fresh from his role as Poet in Residence for Bristol Green Capital 2015 and dubbed the UK’s Green Poet, Martin Kiszko will put his literary talents to the test as FRANK Water's Poet In Residence for 2016!