Hymn For Pat Garrett by Grant Guy

Would ya believe it
His lawyer from Boston called it self-defence
‘N the judge agreed
Here Ah were
Takin’ a leak agin ta back wheel on my buckboard
‘N ta ol’ coyote shit
Assassinated me in ta back ov my head
In ta back ov my head, Ah tell ya
Ah ne’er knew my piss were a deadly weapon

Grant Guy is a Winnipeg, Canada, poet, writer and playwright. He was the artistic director of Adhere + Deny for 16 years. He was the 2004 recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council’s 2004 Award of Distinction and the 2017 recipient of the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Making A Difference Award.


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